SLY and Freelancing

As you have probably noticed, many of my posts have mentioned StoryForge recently, so maybe it’s time to update you on my career direction!

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I thought that you might want a face to go with the name 😉 My husband and I in Michigan last October. The face he is making—that’s from the cold, haha

Several weeks ago I quit my teaching job. It was a difficult but quick decision; I love the people that I worked with, but I wanted to focus more on my freelancing. I’m still writing interior decor articles (and loving it), and recently I started working with marking proposals, copyediting, and graphic design for another company. While they stretch me Continue reading

6 Ways to Limit Distractions and Finally Focus

Over the years, I have gathered a few tricks to help myself settle down and actually write. Today I am actually following my own advice! (A novel concept, right?) Using my little penguin egg timer, I’m writing in hour increments and taking healthy breaks. See the article for all 6 tips at StoryForge Productions!

Today’s goal: 3 hours, 3k, and 1 teapot of rose-jackfruit black tea. 

  • Hour One: 1,145 words and 3 hot cups of tea.
  • Hour Two: 1,103 words and 1 lukewarm cup of tea.
  • Hour Three: count pending 980 words and 1 cold cup of tea.
  • Total: 3,227.

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How do you get yourself to focus? Any quirky tips that you can share?

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Here’s my latest article for StoryForge! (Connect with them on Facebook for updates on articles, inspiration, and their fantastic webcomic.)

Over the past year and a half, I have written articles for a group of interior decor magazines and picked up other gigs along the way. And I love it, partially because am paid to write, and partially because I learn so much in the process!

What has your freelance experience been like?

How Freelancing will Improve you Writing Career

The Mid-Nano Lull

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Stuck in a mid-NaNo lull? Draw out your scene. A few unexpected details might help you get back on track. I drew this one out a while back, and it helped me clear my mind as I scribbled a dull grey sky and highlighted a crab with a splash of orange.

See my article with more tips at StoryForge Productions.

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Visit StoryForge to see the Honeysuckle’s season launch of the wonderfully dreadful NaNoWriMo!

How is day one treating you?

NaNoWriMo Day 1: Avoiding the Apocalypse

StoryForge Web Comic Launch!

To the utter glee of my local writing community, StoryForge Productions just launched their webcomic House on Writer’s Block,” and I’d like to invite you to read and enjoy it as well! Each day this week will bring you a page deeper into the Skelter:

Between the borders of Civilization and the Faery, lies the old, abandoned Writer’s Block. If you take the third dead end to the right, you’ll find the Skelter and its eclectic inhabitants. This is their story. Except, it isn’t, really.

See StoryForge’s Facebook Page to get involved in this fantastic storyteller’s community.

Just a hint to my followers—you’re going to hear more about StoryForge pretty soon, because they’re awesome. And very dedicated to the art of storytelling.