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Today’s guest post is written by David Hayes, an award winning freelance writer living in Toronto. In addition to contributing articles, essays and reviews to publications such as Toronto Life, Reader’s Digest and The New York Times Magazine, Hayes has written or ghost-written five nonfiction books. He also teaches advanced feature writing in Ryerson’s G. [...]
Writer’s block has to be one of the worst occupational hazards of freelancing, right up there with magazines that take forever to pay. Lifehacker, one of my favorite sources of unconventional thinking on getting stuff done, suggests curing writer’s blog by stepping away from something you’re working on while the words are still flowing. Do [...]
When was the last time you looked over your old blog posts? You should, because your readers are. If you’re like me, you probably spend more time thinking about whatever it is you’re working on today or have to start next week. But there’s value in looking in the opposite direction. This hit home this [...]