There’s nothing new under the sun, the cliché goes, and this is rarely more evident than when someone publishes a think-piece on trying to earn a living as some sort of creative. This Guardian article from last Thursday prompted much discussion on Writer Twitter, but what was interesting and frankly disappointing was the amount of… Continue reading The fight to write
I’ve written before about my obsession with Refinery29’s ‘Money Diaries’ series and I genuinely look forward to reading the latest one every Wednesday. If I’m honest, however, I only pay close attention to the ones where the writer is earning close to – but ideally less than – my own salary. Reading the financial comings-and-goings… Continue reading Can we talk about money?
Disclaimer: I knew this was going to be a weird one – I had a lot of thoughts, and when I got to 1300 words and realised I had at least a third of those thoughts still to hash out, I did the unthinkable and sent DB a draft. He suggested breaking it up, so… Continue reading Live to work or work to live – part one
Last week, it was announced that publishing giant Penguin Random House will no longer require candidates for new jobs to have degrees – a move that seemed to be greeted all round as good news. Well, I hate to be a Negative Nelly, but I’m not convinced it’s really all that. It’s a positive move… Continue reading On the Penguin Random House Decision
I haven’t written for about a month, and at risk of sounding like your typical precious writer-type, not being able to come up with any ideas that had that “must get this down, quick!” spark about them was frustrating to say the least. Ah well, here we are. (And if you thought this bit was… Continue reading No, you shouldn’t work for free: part 1