Branding Yourself as a Freelancer

As most of you know, I've been working as a content editor for Big Wonder World.  I've been working on a series that I think a lot of you - my readers - will find beneficial. I am compiling all my years of experience as a freelancer (geez, if that doesn't make me feel old!) … Continue reading Branding Yourself as a Freelancer

Trial Run

As some of you know, I had shoulder surgery earlier this month. That means I've been out of work for eight days now. Eight days is a long time to sit around and do nothing - and I still have a long recovery time ahead of me. I do have a couple writing jobs, but … Continue reading Trial Run

Stop, Collaborate – but Listen

I made a discovery. The collaboration is the new "do it for experience" work model. Or, at least, the trigger word that's being disguised as unpaid work. Don't get me wrong. If you're just starting out, and you've nothing in your portfolio to show, a collaboration with an artist (if you're a writer) or a … Continue reading Stop, Collaborate – but Listen

Story Soup

I had to explain overcrowding to an artist/creator the other day, and I wanted to share this thought. When you're writing a story - this can be prose or a comic or even non-fiction - you should think of it like making soup. It can be really temping to throw all your favorite ingredients into … Continue reading Story Soup

Leaving Patreon

I'd like to call this a failed venture, but - in failure - you can learn a lot. Originally, I thought that Patreon would be a great vehicle for creating comics. The model was perfect, I thought. I would create comics, and the money I gained from my patrons would fund new artists and new … Continue reading Leaving Patreon

Substituting one Ice Cream for Another

Everyone has to specialize in something. Specializing, however, can lead to one's work becoming stagnant. Since I started writing Black Gold a year ago, my wheelhouse - and slowly growing portfolio - has been filled with action-adventure pieces. I've dabbled a little in science fiction, and a bit in fantasy, but everything I've written thus … Continue reading Substituting one Ice Cream for Another

Into the Storm

I'm experiencing the oddest thing. I'm writing for myself. I know right? As I write this, drafts have been sent to clients, and I have nothing on my to-do list. Time for a Black Gold update! I've been working closely with Nunun in getting Black Gold: Prelude to a Storm produced. Our first issue is … Continue reading Into the Storm