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Four cheap, green ways to research new magazine markets

It’s easy to spend a lot of time and money researching the magazines you want to pitch, especially when you’re first starting out. You feel like you need to read a million back issues cover to cover before you can

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And the winner is… Noisette Academy

Last week I randomly discovered Noisette Academy’s lovely site while trying to find cute social media buttons for my sidebar. Though founder @Isa Maria had me at Pantone, I was delighted (and impressed) to see all @NoisetteAcademy does to help creative business

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Two nifty tools for freelance writers

Even though I’ve been writing for years, I often have trouble visualizing how long a story needs to be. Because editors—unlike Harry Potter’s Hogwarts professors who assign homework in parchment inches—tend to assign numbers of words, I’ve started using this

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How Myers-Briggs changed my freelance writing business

From biological anthropologist Helen Fischer’s Why Him? Why Her? to 5 Love Languages, I love a good personality test.  But my all-time favorite is Myers-Briggs. I first took the official version of the test in college at age 15, and my results have stayed consistent for 15

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How to honor the Curator’s Code on Pinterest

For weeks, everybody’s been talking about the Curator’s Code. Introduced by Maria Popova, editor of brainpickings.org, the Code is essentially a nifty way to cite sources. And unlike, say, APA, it actually works with the internet, on the internet. If

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