Category Archives: Rants

The occasional rant about some aspect of the business of being a freelance writer.

A Writer’s Wishlist

What I really want is for someone to invent a way to automatically transfer the stories in my head to the page. I’m not asking for perfection! Just the bare bones of the 1001 stories rambling around in my head…once … Continue reading

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Women in the Media: Miss Representation

Be a part in changing how women are represented in the media. “In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value … Continue reading

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Random House Disappoints in Cronin’s “The Twelve”

What is happening in the publishing world?? I have complained many times about the lack of proofreading done by self-published authors (yep, I’m guilty too!), but for a MAJOR publishing house like Random House to put out a novel with … Continue reading

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The New Novel: Self Published Novels

With the advent of mobile readers like the Kindle and the Nook, there is now more than ever a plethora of reading material available…much of it from self published authors. I’ve read quite a few excellent novels (the best so … Continue reading

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The Mommy Wars: Was it Worth it to be a Stay at Home Mom?

Growing up in the 70s, I was taught that I could be anything that I wanted, that thanks to the women’s movement, women could now be whatever they wanted. I think they lied. Because what I wanted to be was … Continue reading

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Freelance Writing at Minimum Wage (or less)

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to write a 75-100 page ebook in less than a week. Usually the fee for such a gargantuan task is anywhere from $50-$250. I do suppose it can be done … Continue reading

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Tales from the World of Insane Clients

This guy, hailing from Melbourne, Australia, is just begging to be included in my blog of rants. What a complete moron! I am happy to note that no one has bid on his project. (Did anyone tell this guy that … Continue reading

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Gift Giving from the Heart

  The holidays are here again! In today’s economy, gift giving becomes increasingly challenging. Here are some ideas for gifts this year that won’t break the bank (or credit cards). And they will offer you the added benefit of giving … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Giving 2011 — Birth of a New Tradition

Holiday 2011 — Birth of a New Tradition (I don’t know who wrote this…I got it in a forwarded message and made it into a document. If you are the author of this, let me know so I can give … Continue reading

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Need a NY Times Bestseller Author

I’m sorry but I just have to post this one…sometimes you just gotta have a good laugh in this business. Continue reading

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