CultureDesk , to bookstodon group avatar

It's always been hard to make a living as a writer, but in 2024, it's harder than ever. Dirt has published this depressing but essential essay by David Hill, a union organizer turned author, on the grim reality of writing life. "At the time the National Writers Union was founded [in 1981], $1 a word was considered a bare-minimum rate for freelance writing ... Today it is no longer considered the floor, but a ceiling."


PamelaBarroway , to Random avatar

I've been chatting with some peers about human vs. AI and , and job search resources for creatives. My brand-new blog post is very related: how to engage with so they see the value of and .

Please take a gander and then comment below -- I'd love to continue the discussion here in the !

"Your Teen Realizes That Editing Matters … Will Small Businesses Follow Suit?"

KPED , to edibuddies group avatar

My bags are packed! I'm looking forward to spending a few days in Alexandria with . I'll be presenting "Beyond Editing: Advanced Skills for Working with Self-Publishers" on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, look for me on the panel "Editors as Authors." Hope to see you there!


vintprox , to Random avatar

Here's my favorite talk on - "Freelancing with Free Software" by @ryangorley!

It's about doing works as a agency and why they, and you as well, don't need proprietary packages when there are alternatives without imposing a risk of development and support lock-in. Answering top audience questions.

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