Make it Work
Make It Pay
As always, we’re busy reading the wires and scanning pages of magazines to find what we consider the top reads for freelance writers interested in perfecting their craft and building their business. This week, it’s an adults-only edition of While You Were Writing.
Now, on to the stories and happy Friday!
First up, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the the Affordable Care Act and freelancers are reacting online. Find out what they’re saying about the ruling and how it may affect their businesses.
Porn and journalism have the same problem. The Atlantic’s Jordan Weissmann writes, “What holds for journalism in this case holds for sex. In both cases, the competition is so broad that customers are likely to go elsewhere rather than pay.”
It’s summertime, and the living is easy. While some freelancers are researching travel pieces others are using their daytime hours to soak up the sun. Wired.com’s summer school reading list has some great reads for geeks on the beach.
Or maybe you’re looking for something on the trashy side. The Awl reviews Naked Came the Stranger, pulling out some meaty quotes and dubbing it “the dirtiest book ever written by a bunch of newspaper guys.”
Finally, tips on how to source stories on the zombie apocalypse from zombie fiction writer Seanan McGuire …The United States government wants you! If you can write. The Washington Post’s piece reads like a paid advertisement, neverthless, it lists some useful opportunities for writers with the feds … Did you watch The Newsroom? If you happen to be one of the many people who didn’t like it, then you probably just “didn’t get it.” At least that’s what Dan Rather said … Mashable has been inside your mind and they put their discoveries in this infographic … and Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara writes the late Nora Ephron was “like a super-cool aunt.
More from the Freelance Strategist:
- Freelancers Embrace Healthcare Ruling, However Tentatively
- Avoid a Freelance Physique: How to Write and Stay Healthy
- Penny Pinching: Ways to Watch Your Rate
- Freelancers Speak: Does Working from Bed Work?