Practical Advice for Brand New Freelancers

Starting out as a freelancer can be the first step in establishing career independence. It’s an exciting, stressful, creative time. If I’m going to be honest, I can’t remember the first time someone hired me to edit for them. I was doing it in university while I was a student, and it was a pretty […]

What Platforms I’m Using to Grow My Brand

Everyone is always trying to “grow their brand”, right? I’m certainly no different. As I’ve reached the point where my products are ready to put out in the world, I’ve had to turn to my marketing strategies with a serious eye. Now, if you’re familiar with any of the work I do (here on my […]

The Perils of Finishing a Book

For me, trying to write a book doesn’t start to be challenging until I’m almost finished. 98% done. Nearly ready to hit save and send it off in an email to somebody else to review, enjoy, or try and sell. But that last 2%, oh man. I can’t even face it.  I call it “baby […]

Advice on running a creative product-based business

Running my own business has been the best thing that ever happened to me. Or, I guess, it’s not right to say it happened to me. I made it happen for myself, with some fantastic support along the way.  I don’t know how universal an experience this is for anyone else, but thinking back to […]

Wysa, my new favourite app

I have to tell you about this new app that is changing my life. I know that sounds like hyperbole, but bear with me here. Ever since I got my new phone, I’ve been trying out all kinds of apps. That’s how I stumbled upon a little AI chatbot called Wysa. A little backstory first: […]

Playlist: Dark Autumn Nights

The days are getting short and the nights are long, and all I want to do is listen to crackling wood and this spooky playlist of roots rock and alternative country songs. It was inspired by the first two songs, Bottom of the River by Delta Rae, and Gold by The Handsome Family. Since Halloween is tomorrow, here’s something […]

How to Sell eBooks on Amazon

I’ve got a couple of eBooks up on Amazon (One Bad Gallbladder and The Vintage Vegetarian, for example) and I’ve found the process to be straightforward…once you know what kind of information you need in order to list your books. So last time I was uploading an eBook for sale, I took a few screenshots […]

How to get started freelance editing

Freelance editing is a great way for organised, pedantic people to earn some extra income. I’ve been doing it for a couple of years now, and currently have a long-term editing contract with a company where I can set my own hours and work as much as I want each week. It’s kind of awesome, […]

What You Actually Should Learn from School

I was in school for a pretty long time (12 grades + 4 years undergrad + 3 years grad school…AHHH!) so the fact that I only really figured out what I should have been learning after I graduated and started teaching is kind of shocking. Upsetting? No, it’s really more of a face-palm feeling. If you […]

Where to Learn Stuff Online For Free

I know this is totally the biggest secret, but I’m kind of a fan of education. That is, I love when people actually want to learn things. It makes the work of a teacher or instructor infinitely more easy, but it also means a lot to you when someone genuinely appreciates the content that you put […]