Making the Leap from Media Executive to Debut Novelist
How Dawnie Walton’s career journey led her to a fictional rock duo named Opal & Nev.
Yelp for Journalists
Scott Carney is a freelance magazine writer who has launched a site called WordRates, which aims to be a “Yelp for Journalists”—helping freelance writers share information about editors and publishers who accept unsolicited story pitches, who pay actual money for writing, and who respond to emails in a timely manner. It’s like an updated version…
The Shapeshifting Publisher of 2015
Video is big this year. (Or maybe that was last year?) In any case, I remember the first time video was big. It was 2006, and my then-employer Time Inc. announced that, due to advertiser demand for online video, it was launching Time Inc. Studios, a brand new unit designed to produce video content for…
Things I’m Working On: Being a Better Editor
Millions of people wish they could be a great writer, but I suspect fewer dream of becoming a great editor. It’s always the writer. I recently met Chris Vogel, the articles editor for Boston Magazine, and he compared being an editor to parenting, because it’s about “selfless love.” “Editors are in the people game as…
How Have You Devalued Professional Writing Today?
This week’s discussion about paying writers has led some to argue that publishers, by asking for free or cheap work, and writers, by accepting little to no wages, are devaluing the work of professional writers. What else is devaluing the work of professional writing on the web? 1. By having this debate, for free, on Twitter.com,…