It’s been a busy summer and now an equally hectic fall. Be sure to check back next week for an excerpt from Linda Formichelli’s forthcoming ebook, Write Your Way Out of the Rat Race…And Step Into a Career You Love.
In the meantime, here are a few writing-related projects I’ve been working on:
#ConnectChat: How to Generate Story Ideas: A few weeks ago, ProfNet hosted me for a Twitter chat about generating story ideas, dealing with an idea drought, and sourcing ideas on social media. (The photo at left is from ProfNet promoting the chat on a billboard in Times Square – how cool is that?) In case you missed the chat, click the title to view the recap.
10,000 Hours in 10 Minutes: Susan Johnston on Writing for a Living: Self-serve content engine MediaShower interviewed me about how writing has evolved, staying prolific, and my wackiest writing assignment. I’d love to get your thoughts on these topics so click on over and leave a comment.
5 Tips for Meeting with and Impressing Editors: Grabbing coffee or lunch with an editor is a rare chance to build rapport and get to know him or her on a more personal level. Late last year, I met up with an editor while I was vacationing in New York and that conversation sparked ideas that generated over a thousand dollars worth of freelance articles. Not bad for a half hour meeting, right? For an article in Contently’s Freelance Strategist, I talked to several veteran freelancers about their in-person meeting strategies.
Writing Product Descriptions for Clients: I always look forward to listening to Ed Gandia’s High Income Business Writing podcast, and earlier this summer, Ed hosted me on the podcast to discuss product descriptions. Many copywriters may not have considered this niche but there’s a lot of demand for short, punchy product descriptions, especially as the holidays approach and retailers ramp up their inventory.