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Author Archives: Dennis McGeehan
About forty years ago, I worked at an institution for the mentally disabled. There were over 1,200 patients in the facility. Some had severe physical and mental impairments, others appeared nearly normal. Some patients spent most of their time on … Continue reading
Inside every freelance writer is an author eager to break out with a best-selling book. It may be a nonfiction work dealing with a topic you are on fire to proclaim. You have dreams of giving talks on the topic … Continue reading
I am scheduled to give a presentation on Freelance Writing at this week’s Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. I really am pleased to have this opportunity. Part of the presentation deals with why some people choose to … Continue reading
Thomas Edison understood that failure is a great teacher. Each time an experiment failed to yield the desired result, he moved one step closer to success. I personally felt a huge accomplishment after I served as a cantor for the … Continue reading
When a freelance writer answers a call for submission, frequently the level of payment is indicated in the posting. It may be a fixed rate per article or a fixed amount per word. In applying for these types of jobs, … Continue reading
OK — I get it. I really do. You write because you’re a writer. Inside you there is a passion that has to be sated. As Catholic writers we see our writing as a vocation. Priests, nuns, and monks have … Continue reading
One perk to freelancing is that you can decide how busy you want to be. Now the reality is if you don’t work, you don’t get paid. Many freelancers have the problem of finding work, any work, that pays. The … Continue reading
Writers, whether they are freelance magazine writers and bloggers or budding novelists, are always eager to learn something new that will propel their career to the next level. To that end they will scour the Internet for information, join forums, … Continue reading
How do you establish credit when no one will give you a credit card unless you have a credit history? How do you get a job if all the jobs require experience? The answer to both is — it’s hard. … Continue reading