All posts tagged: lifestyle

Gut instincts, in running and writing

I’m spending my Saturday morning at the Scott Coffee 8k. I’m not running it – my mother is. I could have put on my race gear this morning and joined her, but I opted for flip flops and coffee on the sidelines instead. I don’t have any real reason to say no to the race,… Read more…

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Freelance myth: We sleep in every day

It’s 8:20am, and I’ve already filed a social media report, written an article for a custom publication, sent out emails scheduling two interviews, and invoiced two clients. After I write this post, I’ll go to the post office, and then to the gym before I tackle the second half of today’s to-do list (though my… Read more…

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Step right up and get your freelance advice

Last week, Marie from Cheaper than Therapy sent me a link to post about how to freelance write. I knew based on her use of smiley faces that she knew it would send me into a tizzy. This blogger wrote a post about how to be a freelance writer because, apparently, making enough cash to… Read more…

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The Bitch Editor: Jill Abramson and why I left editing

I was a junior when I took over as editor in chief of my college’s newspaper. I knew it would be a challenge. We were a weekly paper at a school that, at the time, had no journalism major, and most of our staff and writers were volunteers. I had been the commentary and then… Read more…

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Anniversary Time! 10 Years in Journalism

Ten years ago, I started my first and only full time journalism job. After toiling in the press office of a Philadelphia healthcare system, I took over as editor of SJ Magazine. A lot in my life has changed since then, but sometimes, that time feels like yesterday. Suddenly I’m 23 again with no dog,… Read more…

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Are freelance writers rivals?

I spoke to my friend Amy’s journalism class a few weeks ago. I do this once or twice a year, and the students are usually full of questions about how do I make contact with editors (connections or cold pitches), how do I spend my day (more scheduled than you’d believe), and can you actually… Read more…

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Tax Traditions

An ugly thing confronted me when I returned from a recent trip to Seattle: taxes. It’s not so much the paying of taxes that annoy me (yes, I’d love love love to pay less, especially since freelancers pay more of them, but I also like safe roads, teachers in our schools, etc). It’s the DOING… Read more…

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Happy National Freelance Writer Appreciation Week

Hey, it’s our week, fellow freelancers? This week is National Freelance Writer Appreciation Week. Who knew such a thing existed? I didn’t. So thanks to Michelle Rafter for pointing that out, and writing this great post about all of the things freelance writers do. Some people may find it eye opening all of the tasks… Read more…

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Battling Duvet Covers

I sent a pitches to some Very Big Magazines today. After I hit send on the last one, I breathed a sigh of relief that immediately turned into panic, and to me refreshing my email every five seconds. So I did what I say I never do during the workday: housework. I stripped the beds,… Read more…

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After Sandy

A lot has happened since Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, which is why I haven’t posted here in a while. I’ve been swinging between working on stories about the disaster, to staring at pictures of beach towns I have not visited, to wondering where the hell do we go from here? In my writing,… Read more…

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