Freelancing in Real Life

As I’ve mentioned a few times now, and will probably continue to mention until the novelty of a new baby wears off, I just had my second child.  Obviously, I had a little advanced warning that this major disruption would be happening to my schedule.  All of my clients were put on notice… After all, […]

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While it probably comes as no big surprise to any of you, I haven’t had as much free time as usual lately to surf the Internet collecting the URLs of things that make me LOL.  It’s not really the new baby as much as it is the toddler I already had.  The new one seems […]

Don't Freelance

My darling husband sent me a link today, and all I could make out from the URL was “stuff no one told me” and “don’t freelance.” “Uh-oh,” I thought.  “He’s finally decided he’s had enough of this being in business for myself thing and is trying to build a case against it.”  (I’m very glass-is-half-empty […]

That Whole "How to Write Good" Thing

I’ve seen this type of thing in several different places. Back when I was still wondering what the heck the Internet had to offer other than hard-to-follow chat rooms, I found a printed version of it in a souvenir shop and bought it for my English major friend. Some years later, I was forwarding different […]

Grammar Jokes

So, I’m always on the lookout for “writerly” jokes. Yes, I know that “writerly” is not a word, but I use it on a regular basis nonetheless. It’s my favorite non-existing adjective, in fact. I like to fancy myself as a Picasso of the English language. Now that I have a fairly thorough understanding of […]

So, a Writer Walks Into a Bar…

OK, it’s not exactly that, but it’s a good one. I mentioned some time ago that I wanted to gather up some jokes for/about writers. I found this one today and thought it was pretty freaking funny. After centuries of us constantly getting it wrong, the “powers that be” gave one of our fellow writers […]