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Stumptown Panels! + Win a Free Consultation

Stumptown Comics Fest is fast approaching (April 27th & 28th) and I’ve got three great panels to help you master your freelance career!

And if that’s not incentive enough, I’ll be giving away a free 30-minute consultation to one lucky attendee at each panel!… Read More

How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter

I’ve talked before about what to do if you get a Cease and Desist letter, but what should you do (and how should you do it) if you want to send a C&D?

This week’s post walks you through the process and helps explain what you should say when you are telling someone to stop infringing your work.… Read More

How to Earn a Free Negotiation Consultation

I’ve probably taken the Myers-Briggs personality test, or some variation on it, at least a dozen times over the course of my life so far.

Every time I’ve taken it in the last twenty years, the proctor has given me the results with a raised eyebrow.

Why?… Read More

My Grandmother, the Conflict Warrior

I had a different post planned for today, but my grandmother passed away yesterday.

I don’t usually talk about my personal life here, but this seemed like a day to make an exception. I wanted to take some time and tell you about how my grandmother made this blog possible.… Read More

Let’s Talk About Copyright Infringement

For whatever reason there seems to be a recent uptick in artists getting ripped off on line.

This sucks.

For me, what sucks even more are all of the myths and misconceptions out there about what is and isn’t OK and what people can and can’t do about someone stealing their stuff.

So I’d like to take some time and dispel some of the more … Read More

Freelancer Roundtable 2012!!

This marks the fourth year of the annual Freelancer Podcast with Dylan Meconis, Erika Moen & Bill Mudron.… Read More

For Your Bag of Tricks

What if you knew exactly what to say when your client comes to you with the most ridiculous, impossible, outrageous requests?

What if you knew the magic words to make your client reconsider their horrible idea and give into your expertise?

What if you could stop having to delicately explain that your client’s 14 year-old’s idea for the new website is, well, terrible?

Friends, I … Read More

Resource Roundup

I like to keep my eyes open for things out there on the interwebs (and the real life world) that help make freelancing a bit easier.

Here’s a good collection of some of the best resources I’ve found over the last month or so. If you’re freelancing, or thinking of jumping into the game, you’ll want to read or click through all of these.… Read More

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5 Things to Know Before You Sign Your Publishing Contract

The following is the first of five emails from a free e-course about understanding publishing contracts. You can sign up for the rest of the course here. In any publishing deal, you're in charge. That's because a publishing contract is you giving the publisher permission to use your work. They need permission and


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