Clippings.me: a Portfolio Site for Writers, Freelancers and Journalists

I recently found a portfolio website that I think is an excellent option for writers and freelancers–especially journalists. (All opinions are my own.) My Clippings.me page can be found at https://www.clippings.me/eleonor. As a writer, I’ve experienced pain trying to build an online presence to share my work. It became time consuming to scan and lay-up (in InDesign) every article I got published, especially when the frequency … Continue reading Clippings.me: a Portfolio Site for Writers, Freelancers and Journalists

The Cultural Social Media Rat Race Isn’t Everything

I have people ask me why I don’t update my profile pictures or post pictures of myself on social media. Sometimes it feels like being invited to a party and being reminded that I never show up. This says a lot about the world we live in today: people today are “oversharers,”  misleaders, and misdirected. So, why not have the glowing, power picture that’s head-on … Continue reading The Cultural Social Media Rat Race Isn’t Everything

Say, “Yes.”

From time to time, I enjoy exploring the vast collection of questions on Quora written by people around the world. There, you’ll find out that people have secrets, cousins aren’t always just cousins, and ghosts might be real, but most important, Quora will teach you that everyone wants something. We’re tethered together by a common denominator–desire; desire to feel, excel, connect, be happy, whatever. After … Continue reading Say, “Yes.”

Eleanor?

Is the name “Eleanor” making a comeback, or is it just me? Growing up, I was always the only Eleanor; the kid with an “old lady” and tragically old-fashioned name who grew up to be a woman with a “severe” sounding name. True, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, forcing an abrupt stop with the letter “r.” Introductions always almost ended with, “Oh, like … Continue reading Eleanor?

Publishing Houses: Going Small vs. Going Big

 The most important thing to know is that no matter which channel you go through–big, small, or self-published–a well-written book, a killer cover, luck, and a determined author is what really makes a book successful. Knowing the difference between a big publisher and a small publisher is good for everyone. It keeps an author’s search for acceptance relevant and strategic and it helps acquisitions editors everywhere … Continue reading Publishing Houses: Going Small vs. Going Big