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What's Coming Up in 2014?

By Alexandra Cantor Owens

As the professional association of independent nonfiction writers, ASJA has to stay current with the…


Writing Despite Grief

By Candy Arrington

An early morning phone call brought the news of my mother’s death. Waves of nostalgia,…


Cut and Paste

By Anne Cassidy

The other day I was revising an essay, moving paragraphs around with keystrokes and trying…


The Play's the Thing

By Susan Shafer

During downtime from writing for the education market, I sometimes vary my time by working…


The 30-Minute Novelist

By JoBeth McDaniel

Novels, when abandoned, begin to stink. A journalist with a desk piled high with work…


It’s Never Too Late

By Stephanie Dahl

Recently, there was a feature article in my local paper about an 80 year old’s…


Take a Break!

By Caitlin Kelly

The main reason some of us became freelancers – which I’ve been full-time, again, since…