Creativity gone zombie?

(Photo credit: AMC, The Walking Dead, Pilot) Ever feel like your creative cup has run dry? Like the Sahara Desert, only without the beauty and mystery? We’ve all been there. For the past few weeks, I’ve had zero energy, inspiration or give-a-cares to devote to any creative pursuits outside of the fourteen marketing campaigns that… Continue reading Creativity gone zombie?

What a fellow writer and better novelist just taught me

Last week a fellow copywriter accidentally sent me his first draft of his work in progress. (Note to those of you who are new to Apple Air Drop: make sure you know where you’re sending your stuff. And don’t send sensitive materials if you’re practicing.) We commonly share all kinds of writing and such with… Continue reading What a fellow writer and better novelist just taught me

What I gained even though I failed as a freelance writer

Last time, on Rubber Ducky Copywriter, I shared my woeful story of failing as a freelance writer. Yes, it sucked in many ways. However, it wasn’t a total loss. With the bumps, bruises and occasionally obliterated self-esteem came some serious growth. I didn’t succeed as a freelancer, but I did manage to grow as a… Continue reading What I gained even though I failed as a freelance writer

Why I failed as a freelance writer

I recently closed my state-recognized, report-my-taxes-or-burn freelance copywriting business. I’m now a bona fide cube dweller with a sweet gig and a steady paycheck. This works for me, and I’m quite happy. Still, I felt a pang of sadness when I closed my business license account and filed the last of my business taxes. It… Continue reading Why I failed as a freelance writer