writing

What Is Authenticity?

By |November 4th, 2012|

Authenticity is a word that gets tossed around a lot in the blogosphere. Superstar and neophyte bloggers alike say the best way for a writer to win over an audience is with authenticity. The problem is what is authentic to one person may be completely […]

Reading: It's Not A Competition

By |July 31st, 2012|

I have a confession to make. I’m a writer who’s not an avid reader. My home is not filled with mountains and mountains of books. I don’t have more bookshelves than I have space to put them. And generally, I only read one book at […]

Giving Yourself Permission To Walk Away

By |July 9th, 2012|

I know the title of this post sounds melodramatic, but trust me, it’s not. I’m not talking about relationships gone bad or dealing with difficult people. No. I’m talking about your freelance business.

Hold on. Let me explain.

A couple weeks ago, I posted a blog entry […]

Bradbury Speaks: Honoring a Literary Icon

By |June 8th, 2012|

Thankfully, it’s not everyday a literary giant leaves us for greener pastures. So it’s up to us to honor them and share our memories of what the world will miss now that they’ve been called home. Ray Bradbury, at the age of 91, left us […]

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

By |May 16th, 2012|

One of the biggest perils of creating content as a freelancer is copyright infringement. Yes, we also stress about plagiarism and outstanding invoices that go ignored. Yet the fear of your work appearing in someone else’s oeuvre without permission is very real.

Coming from the world […]

Striking The Right Tone

By |January 31st, 2012|

David Sumner is content editor and lead writer for twago magazine, a blog dedicated to freelancing. twago magazine showcases the latest developments and trends for programmers, web designers, writers and graphic design freelancers. David is passionate about writing and freelancing. He works in the hustle […]

Don't Curse

By |December 14th, 2011|

Plenty of bloggers curse in their posts on a regular basis. Not excessively so, but for some, it’s a common element and their audiences have either come to enjoy it or ignore it altogether.

I, on the other hand, shy away from swearing on my blog […]

Set Adrift On Memory Bliss: 7 Links Challenge

By |October 28th, 2011|

My blog turned one-year-old on October 13th, but I count November 1st as my website’s official anniversary. I decided to kick the tires a bit and went with a soft release in October before hitting the open road in November.

A year ago, my life and […]

Moving Beyond The Wall

By |October 10th, 2011|

There’s an idea that writer’s block is a myth. The reality is that no one can be creative all the time. When your brain needs to take a break from building new concepts, it takes that break whether you want it to or not.

I agree […]

Look Ma! I'm Famous: Guest Post for Diary of a Mad Freelancer

By |April 5th, 2011|

This week, I stepped outside of my safe haven here on Incandescere to write my first guest post for another blog. “Don’t Fear The Red Pen” is today’s guest post on P.S. Jones’ Diary of a Mad Freelancer.

I’m an avid fan of PJ’s writing and […]