Monday, February 21, 2011

A Wordier, Nerdier New Day

Your Friendly Neighborhood WordNerdGirl has been rather dormant, being neither wordy nor nerdy the last few weeks. That's partly because I've been working my girlie butt off (there are a couple of links below to some of my most recent feature stories in SJ Magazine -- just a couple of the recent writing and editing gigs that have kept me busy.)

When Life Changes in a Heartbeat - February 2011 issue of SJ Magazine

Cuts to the Bone - January 2011 issue of SJ Magazine

But I also had to take some time to reflect, ruminate and plan for the ever-changing future. In the next few weeks, I'd like to tackle writing issues that are not only of interest to me, but also to you, my loyal fan base of not-quite-a-dozen readers, with regular features that include a focus on the many different types of writing out there -- everything from screenwriting to PR to comedy to ad copy to videogames to fiction to essays to trade magazines to... you get the idea. Writing and publishing news, advice, problem-solving, interviews with other writers, and sales and marketing strategies for freelancers are just some of the features I'd like to see posted here -- items that are useful and interesting to writers, veterans and newbies alike, no matter what they write.

It may be overly-ambitious, but hey -- I gotta be me.

In the meantime, let me know what YOU, as a writer, want to know more about. Leave comments below or email Tell me what you want to read about, what you write about, and what would help you.


  1. Well, I'd love to know more about me, but I guess its not always about me is it? :) One thing I would like to know is how to get money out of someone you have written for, who hasn't paid because they have been shut down by the SEC - and btw, where the heck is my 1099 for the pay I DID get?

  2. Wow, that's... really specific information you're looking for there. Don't quite know how to handle the SEC shutdown aspect of it, but how to get paid for your work is definitely on the list.