Wait, you do dream about nonfiction writing courses, right?
Well, at any rate, I do. There are lots of writing courses out there. Most of them are for
- fiction writing
- how to get started freelancing
- how to keep going in freelancing
- how to get more gigs in freelancing
- various secrets of success in freelancing
- bits and bobs on
I’m not in the marketing world as much anymore, but I have spent a good portion of my freelance career in marketing: B2B marketing, copy writing and editing, content strategy, so on.
What I’ve learned is that there are endless resources, blogs, sites, etc., giving endless amounts of information on marketing: what’s new, what’s best, what’s important, what’s trending, what’s working, what isn’t working.
You can easily spend… Continue reading
There is a pattern in many of my failures, my unsuccessful attempts at… whatever: I got too complicated. I created too many rules. I overwhelmed myself because the mental effort of remembering and following and tinkering with and optimizing and applying the rules was too much. The complication depleted my energy and intellectual capacity. I used up my power managing a complex system rather than doing the thing I wanted… Continue reading
Build a small version first.
Whatever it is.
The thing you want to do. That big thing you want to do.
There’s a small version of it, and you can build it right now.
You don’t have to be an expert to build a small version. Think of it as a model. A prototype. It’s just an experiment. Play around with it.
The… Continue reading