Trading Human Experiences for Convenience

Over lunch today Katie and I were talking about phonograph records and record stores. Back in Ye Olde Times we had to change the record after every song, or at least flip the record over halfway through an album. When we heard a song we liked on the radio, we might have to sit through…

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The Difference Between Professional Status and Professional Behavior

Before I delve too deeply into this topic of the difference between professional status and professional behavior, I want to provide some perspective. I’m not someone who calls people out in public. Getting into arguments with total strangers is not my jam. If it’s a friend, I might send them a private message or an…

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Capitalism, Entrepreneurship, and You

When a business decides what to charge for goods and services, they take into account their expenses. These include things like the rent or mortgage on their offices, factories, or stores, the cost of utilities, and the materials they use in order to do what they do. This amount is totalled up, and divided by…

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Writing Through the Gloom

Here’s a quote from another fantastic guest post on Chuck Wendig’s website. This one’s from Michael J. Martinez, and it’s about how to write while the world burns: So my own answer is to get down to it and create the adventures that my readers seem to like from my work, all while making sure…

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On Needing Glasses and Audiobooks

One of the realities of being an entrepreneur is that you’re working all the time. As a writer and publisher in a niche market, I need to constantly be grinding to make rent and put groceries on that table. Downtime, while a necessity for self-care and true productivity, is also a luxury. What I used…

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