Top news industry stories this week: J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard series comes to a cinematic end, aggravated over content aggregation & NOTW scandal deepens.
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I’ve been mesmerized by “The Help,” Kathryn Stockett’s book about the complicated relationship between black maids and the white families they worked for in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s. I picked it up at an airport bookstore earlier this week and have been sneaking in a few pages every chance I get. I’ll save my […]
The next WordCount writers’ chat takes place 7/27 at 10 a.m. PDT, where we’ll discuss the basics of running a freelance writing business. Bring your questions!
I heard a string quartet play the other night. The four young musicians in it met at Yale and now live and work in New York City. On the evening I heard them, they were joined by a harpist and a flutist who played a few pieces as a duo and then joined the quartet […]
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now and frankly, I’d rather have sun. I’m speaking metaphorically of course. Read on to see what I’m really talking about.
Some initial impressions of how the new Google social network works, and how writers could use it.
Yes, even freelancers need to know the difference between the median and the mean. Freelance writer and former math teacher Laura Laing explains that and more.
The News of the World closes, Google+ debuts, NY Times rolls out LongReads and more must-reads for writers for the week ending July 8, 2011.
This installment of the weekly writing advice column answers the question: what’s your secret to freelance success?
The stretch from June through August is my favorite time of year to run a home-based business. Here’s why.