never network alone

Q. Do you have any tips for networking? I've debated asking a fellow freelancer about getting work, but I'm afraid of stepping on her toes. A. When I started freelancing, I thought that meeting other freelancers was the best way to get gigs. They get gigs, and I want gigs, so they can give me some… Continue reading never network alone

#freelancechat

Join me for a casual Google+ Hangout about getting started in freelancing for magazines! All are welcome — both newbies and experienced journalists. I had this idea from some fellow Kent State alums asking me questions about how I went freelance. And I previously wrote about how to pitch magazine articles and a treatise on… Continue reading #freelancechat

things i’ve read lately, vol. 2

be forewarned: a lot of these are #longreads. a lot of the links in this edition are amazing older articles that i recently found or revisited. A Pickpocket's Tale (New Yorker) — this guy's picture is in the dictionary under prestidigitation Why the "Friend Zone" is Bullshit (Foz Meadows) — how "nice guys" are the… Continue reading things i’ve read lately, vol. 2

things i’ve read lately, vol. 1

If you follow me, you know I share craptons of links on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. But I realized that they get lost amid all the other things happening on Social Media. So here are things I've read and loved lately, some are new, some are not so new. Maybe I'll post my recommended reading… Continue reading things i’ve read lately, vol. 1

how to pitch a story to a magazine

While I was on my crafty book tour, I took a brief detour between Pittsburgh and Cleveland to talk to Jacquie Marino's magazine publishing class at Kent State's journalism school. I love any excuse to visit my alma mater, but I was especially stoked to talk about the current state of magazine publishing and how I went… Continue reading how to pitch a story to a magazine

Graydon Carter, George Kalogerakis and Kurt Andersen, “SPY: The Funny Years”

I found an old issue of this acerbic, New York-centric magazine for a dollar and fell in love with it. Got a good deal on this hardcover from Copacetic Comics in Pittsburgh! THE LOWDOWN Published: 2006, 304 pp. Obtained via: Copacetic Date started: 2.10.09 Date finished: 2.30.09 What I liked: The mid-'80s seem like such… Continue reading Graydon Carter, George Kalogerakis and Kurt Andersen, “SPY: The Funny Years”