A Guide to Not Blowing It: The Art of the Email Introduction

A Guide to Not Blowing It: The Art of the Email Introduction

Accepting the offer to be introduced to a few people, I realized I had a new problem: I didn’t know how to handle email introductions. It wasn’t that I thought they were over complicated. I just hadn’t done one...ever.

6 Mistakes You're Making as a Freelancer

6 Mistakes You're Making as a Freelancer

When you can consider it all one big experiment, the pressure to “get it right” fades away. And if you’re willing to learn from your mistakes by seeing them as opportunities to get better, rather than as ruinous setbacks, you’ll be light years ahead of most. Simply make adjustments and carry on.

The Delicate Dance of Telling a Better Story

The Delicate Dance of Telling a Better Story

For any writer, the job of hacking away at your precious words ("Kill your darlings!") is one of the hardest, but most important things you can do. So when I get a chance to take the cleaver to someone else’s work, I can't help but feel a bit masochistic. After all, it's so much easier to kill someone else's darlings.

Why You Should Ditch the Home Office and Join a Co-Working Space

Why You Should Ditch the Home Office and Join a Co-Working Space

When I left the classroom to work on my own, I thought I was going to love the solitude of working from home. I quickly realized that it’s really hard to do creative work when you’re the only one around.

I recently began working from a co-working space called Converge here in Denver and it’s changed everything.