Business & Writing

A Freelancer’s Calendar

“If you need anything from your clients before January, now is the time,” an executive at the marketing agency I used to work at informed us in early November. These successful people who pay us money are now arranging their travel, planning family gatherings, buying presents, researching recipes, taking extra naps, spending time with their

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Business & Writing

Book Review: The Byline Bible

The Byline Bible: Get Published in 5 Weeks, by Susan Shapiro, gets straight to the point. If you want to be published fast, you need a timely, short essay about (ideally) your most humiliating moment. Shapiro shares her extensive expertise working with newspaper and magazine editors and provides insight into what they are looking for,

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Book Review: Negative Space

Lilly Dancyger’s memoir Negative Space is a touching, suspenseful story of art, family, and love. I could not put this book down — so compelling! Dancyger reconstructs her father’s life as an artist, uncovering truth about her family and herself. The story was more heartwarming than tearful, despite the focus on experiencing grief. It made

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Book Review: Felix Ever After

FELIX EVER AFTER by Kacen Callender is a delightfully queer YA love story. It starts off a little corny (I mean, the main character’s name is Felix Love) and devolves into cruel deceptions at first. But then it dives deep into questions of gender identity, friendship, and love. This book shows an incredible depth of

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