Monthly Archives: September 2012

Five Good Reasons Writers Stay in Dead-End Business Jobs

I have a talented, experienced writer-friend who looks like she is in a dead-end job, but she is having a difficult time moving on. Layoffs have been occurring every quarter, the company stock price is trending down, and no one … Continue reading

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Three Long-Term Employment Strategies for Business Writers

Today I will describe three things a writer should do to survive in business if they have a full-time job. The object is to contribute to the success of the company and become a valued employee while keeping your sanity … Continue reading

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Writers – Beware of Managers Who Never Sleep

Many writers who work in business full-time want to do a good job, but also want to have the energy left to do something else. Human Resource departments talk about “work-life” balance, but this well-meaning philosophy can easily be thwarted … Continue reading

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Procrastinating Writers: Three Articles of Advice (One Hilarious)

Like most writers (well, maybe most people), I like free stuff, and recently I have been getting newsletters from Script magazine, possibly because I use Writer’s Market online (see Script history here). Although I am interested in film, I have only … Continue reading

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Five Requirements: What Makes a Great Critic?

Great criticism cannot take place in a vacuum. A great critic needs great art to write about and a public excited about the art form and eager to read opinions about it. For example, New York was an international center … Continue reading

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Perry Mason for President: The Writing Life among Businessmen and Lawyers

Clint Eastwood’s address at the RNC made a distinction that hit home with me – would I prefer to be ruled by a businessman or a lawyer? As a writer in business, did I prefer working with the business types … Continue reading

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