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
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
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.”
Just wanted to share some cool news! I’m on Feedspot’s “Top 40 Graphic Novel Blogs, Websites and Newsletters To Follow in 2018” List. Number 24; not too shabby. Pretty cool. And in my best Eeyore voice, thanks for noticing. Happy Friday! -E Continue reading Best 40 Graphic Novel Bloggers
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?
What’s the one thing you would do even if you weren’t getting paid to? Or what’s the one activity you can see yourself doing forever? For me, it’s editing manuscripts. Over the years, I’ve been lucky that authors and publishers have trusted me with their work; and luckier that I found something that I really like doing. It was a journey finding something I was … Continue reading What’s an Editor?
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