Some reflections on the business of freelance journalism as I enter the tenth year of my full-time career

September 2021

I'll be straight with you: this one's just an advertisement for my book and movie (both out this week).

April 2021

Author and acclaimed international freelance journalist Sulome Anderson on the complexities of reporting at large and abroad

March 2021

Introducing you to a new podcast for writers that I know you'll love

February 2021

An up-and-coming journalist wants their former publisher to scrub some problematic stories they wrote as an intern. Will the writer regret their request…
A muckraking journalist and political podcaster struggled to buy a home because insurance providers deemed them a high-risk liability. Is that normal?

January 2021

Guest contributor Samantha McCabe interviews freelancer Eva Holland about financing big projects and the most common grant-writing mistakes you meet in…
The pandemic and bureaucratic contradictions created financial panic for an author. Some “creative accounting” could stop it but are they crossing a…
It's common for freelance writers to juggle marketing and journalism gigs. Less so for media relations specialists like Pip, who already works closely…

December 2020

The days of bloggers getting "discovered" are over and in reverse, evident in veteran writers migrating to Substack. Is there much point in blogging…
There's no definitive way to handle non-responsive editors, but there's definitely a worst way
A freelancer wonders if they're qualified to write a story they want to write. What's holding them back: imposter syndrome or healthy self-awareness?