How to Write a Podcast Script that Isn’t Insanely Boring

From your fav writer & podcasting babe In high school, I wrote my first script and let me tell you… it was atrocious. It was a one-act play about a teenager whose grandpa thought he was Indiana Jones. The plot was cheesy and all it had going for it was the comedic story about theContinue reading “How to Write a Podcast Script that Isn’t Insanely Boring”

The 5 Freelance Writing Tools & Tech I Can’t Live Without

Whether you’re working from home or abroad. “There’s no way I can make a living as a freelance writer. But I’m unemployed so why the hell not give it a shot?” — Me Yup, that’s how I felt two years ago.  Now, let me start by saying, becoming a full-time freelance writer is far from easy. It’s oneContinue reading “The 5 Freelance Writing Tools & Tech I Can’t Live Without”

Stop Expecting to be Paid $200+ for a Blog as a Beginner

From a writer who does charge that much. Today on things that bother me: Too many experienced writers are telling newbies about their rates and encouraging novice writers to charge $200, $500, or even $1000 dollars for a blog or a sales page. And it’s just causing more problems. They’re boasting about their amazing livesContinue reading “Stop Expecting to be Paid $200+ for a Blog as a Beginner”

3 Myths About Freelance Writing I’m Sick of Seeing

From an actual writer not trying to scam you I don’t know what it is… but I’m seeing a lot of ahem *trash* on the internet lately — especially in regards to freelance writing. And it’s not just some harmless little opinions about the oxford comma (I’m in favour). People are spreading a lot ofContinue reading “3 Myths About Freelance Writing I’m Sick of Seeing”

Why being a Digital Nomad isn’t the “Dream” for Everyone

I’m writing this from a small restaurant in Mexico to say that it’s being a digital nomad is — big surprise — not all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, I get to wander the streets of Guadalajara with my laptop in tow, soaking up the sunshine and learning a new language. But what youContinue reading “Why being a Digital Nomad isn’t the “Dream” for Everyone”

How I Use Psychology to Improve My Writing

Alright, grab a slice of pizza and get ready to take some notes. It’s time for a psych lesson from your writing pal, Tory. One beginner mistake I see in a lot of writing is a lack of specificity. However, the advice to “be more specific” is kind of broad and hard to explain toContinue reading “How I Use Psychology to Improve My Writing”

7 Topics to Read About Other than Writing

Listen, I get it because I’ve been there. As a writer, we tend to fall into the trap of reading all about writing and how we can do better. We learn all the basic tips, step up our grammar game, and binge success stories like they’re the latest shows on Netflix (even though we don’tContinue reading “7 Topics to Read About Other than Writing”

Five Lessons Marketers Can Learn from a Viral Egg

Remember in 2019 when that photo of an egg went viral? You know the one, and if you don’t, welcome to the internet. A place where a simple photo of an egg can get 54 million likes, shattering the world record for the most number likes on a single image. Of course, it wasn’t entirely about an egg.Continue reading “Five Lessons Marketers Can Learn from a Viral Egg”

5 Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail I Had No Idea I Could be Using

Tired of using that pesky mouse? Well, I am. As a former 911 operator, I used keyboard shortcuts all the time while I was on the phones responding to everything from burglaries to butt dials. While I was only there 3 months, it changed my computer habits drastically. Dragging my mouse and clicking? No thank you!Continue reading “5 Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail I Had No Idea I Could be Using”

7 Types of Writing People Will Actually Pay You To Do

Since rent ain’t cheap. 4 min read I never thought I would get paid to write. Since I was a little kid, I wanted to be a writer, whether it was for TV shows or even just a business newsletter. While I did get to do it in some form throughout the years, being aContinue reading “7 Types of Writing People Will Actually Pay You To Do”