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5 Ways Freelance Writers Can Use the iPhone 5

The world can finally exhale. At 1:13 EST today, months of speculation culminated in Tim Cook’s unveiling of the iPhone 5, the sixth incarnation of the world’s most popular smart phone, at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Arts Center. While some freelance

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The Amazing Content Strategy Generator You Didn’t Know You Needed

To know me is to know that I’m rarely short of ideas…  Implementation is another thing entirely, especially when it comes to blog posts. That’s because it’s not just about writing anymore. It’s about Tweet-able tie-ins, Pinnable pics and Klout

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How to tell your brand story by doing nothing, lessons from Chimpanzee

Last week Maria and I decided to check out what Disneynature’s new film Chimpanzee might have to teach us about storytelling. Turns out, quite a bit. Led by director Alastair Fothergill, who also produced BBC’s Blue Planet, the Chimpanzee crew set about finding the narrative in what must

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Is it nap time yet? Polyphasic sleeping for freelancers

Ani DiFranco once sang: “Nobody likes their job / Nobody got enough sleep.” Clearly she didn’t know many freelancers. We all love our jobs, all the time, right? OK, maybe not all the time. But we are able, at least

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Freestyle your hair with homemade beauty products

After watching the movie No Impact Man last week, I started thinking more about the waste that comes from cosmetics use. Sure, you can recycle all those bottles, but as many experts point out, recycling is often more like “downcycling.” All

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A Light and stormy night

If the preponderance of stories opening with the line “it was a dark and stormy night” is any indication, this particular cocktail—traditionally made with ginger syrup and rum—should be a writer’s favorite. But it’s not much of a springtime drink.

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Down the rabbit hole: urban farms, Cory Doctorow and language construction

Today was a wonderful restful day that included a four-mile walk around the lake and a long fall down what Maria Popova has called the “rabbit hole of discovery.” In no particular order, here are a few of the items I

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