inessential by Brent Simmons


My fledgling writing career is starting to take shape. I just turned in an article I had been assigned, and I pitched an article idea to another magazine (an idea that wouldn’t have been appropriate for the first magazine).

This is fun! I can’t believe people get paid for this.

Of course I’m still learning about the business side of being a writer. I’ve got a little spreadsheet that shows the status of articles and ideas, for example.

Got tips? I’d love to hear from experienced folks on, well, pretty much everything, whether it’s about writing itself or the business side.