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End of the Year To Do: Send a Thank You Note

Every holiday season, I send editors and anyone I’ve worked with a holiday gift along with a thank you note. In the handwritten note, I thank them for choosing to work with me. This year, I decided to order custom pencils from my friend Jenna’s Etsy shop, LZ Pencils. I ordered one custom set of Parks […]

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Some Writing Truths Told in GIFs

What I Feel Like When Someone Asks Me To Write For Free What People Think I Do as a Freelance Writer and Editor What I Actually Do as a Freelance Writer and Editor What It Feels Like When Something I’ve Written Is Published What I Tell Myself When Pitching an Editor What It Feels Like […]

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5 Simple Tips for Networking as a Writer

I’m a shy person by nature. There’s a reason why I write—I like to express myself through words/hide behind words. But here’s the thing, if you want to be a working writer, you have to come out of your shell. I’d go to readings, networking events, and conferences and basically psych myself out of talking to anyone. […]

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Why Every Writer Needs an Editor

Now that I’m an editor at one of my favorite magazines, VegNews, I’m more acutely aware of why every writer needs an editor. As funny and as witty as we are as writers, we make mistakes. We get too insular. We forget that not everyone understands every single thing we write down. As a freelancer […]

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