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 […]

5 Posts Every Freelance Blogger Should Stop Writing

By |February 25th, 2011|

I recently had a conversation with another freelancer about how much of the freelancing blog world is overrun with the same content day after day, month after month, year after year. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve worked in publishing for 10 years, so I understand […]

To Spec or Not To Spec

By |January 11th, 2011|

I know working on spec is an oft-discussed issue throughout the freelance community, so why am I revisiting a topic that has been blogged about ad nauseam? Because it seems that for some of us, the dreaded “On Spec” offer tends to rear its ugly […]

In the World of …

By |November 19th, 2010|

Thanks to an industrialized society that’s wired up to the gills, the Information Age has left us feeling constantly bombarded with every fact, opinion and Top 10 list ever uttered. While we desire to stay informed, the human mind can only handle so much data […]

The Second Mile

By |October 13th, 2010|

Every now and then, you happen upon an assignment that takes you to the next level. Sometimes it’s planned, sometimes it’s spontaneous. But one thing is for certain: You’re left feeling as if there’s no turning back.

I recently experienced such an assignment. And although it may not […]