‘Advice’

The Five Key Steps to Finishing a Freelance Project

by Rebecca Hass Working as freelancers, we often feel that once we have a job the hard part is done. But in the roller coaster emotional ride of our work we often feel insecure about what we have created, overwhelmed by what we have to get done on a deadline and, eventually, burnt out. How to […]

Posted on November 25, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #33 — J.B. MacKinnon

In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.     J.B. MacKinnon is an independent journalist whose books include The 100-Mile Diet and The Once and Future World. He has written for such magazines as The New Yorker […]

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Getting an Agent

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. One of the questions I hear most frequently is “Do I need an agent?” and if so, “How do I find a good one?” […]

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Breaking bad freelance habits

by Rebecca Hass Bad habits. That’s what’s holding you back. If you could just develop better habits, you’d finally be creating the career you want as a freelancer. Procrastinating no more. Without those bad habits, you’d be getting things done ahead of time, well researched, and beautifully turned out with time to spare. You know […]

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Top Five Benefits of Writing in a Coffee Bar

by Christine Blanchette The idea of stepping out of your home – your comfort zone – especially on a rainy day, to go to your local coffee shop to write may not sound beneficial or motivating. I thought that too until one day a rather severe windstorm brought down hydro lines, plunging the neighborhood into darkness. […]

Posted on October 25, 2016 at 6:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: ,

Access Copyright & Access Copyright Foundation: What Can They Do for You?

by Elle Andra-Warner Are you registered with Access Copyright (AC) as one of over 11,000 Canadian writers, visual artists or publishers who receive an annual payment? Or have you ever applied for a Professional Development, Research or Events grant from Access Copyright Foundation? If not, here’s some information that could add to your stream of […]

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Why Public Libraries Matter

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. I was visiting my local public library the other day when I realized how much I have come to rely on its resources to […]

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 11:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Expanding your freelance portfolio

By Sandra Phinney I’ll never forget the day I announced to my husband, “Barrie, I’m going to be a freelance writer.” The look on his face was priceless. You see, 19 years earlier I’d said, “Barrie, I’m going to be a farmer.” That actually happened; I grew 10 acres of organic fruit and vegetables—before the […]

Posted on October 6, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #32 — Jennifer Van Evra

In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.  Jennifer Van Evra is a Vancouver writer, broadcaster and university instructor. Her work has appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver magazine, the Georgia Straight, Mother […]

Posted on September 23, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Embracing Procrastination

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. I can’t believe I haven’t written about this yet. I guess I’ve just been… putting it off. Which makes perfect sense because most of […]

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,