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Credit 101: How it Can Help You and Hurt You

Learn how to make credit your BFF instead of your enemy. [embedded content] As students, we’re often bombarded with horror stories about the dangers of debt and (cue spooky voice) “BAD CREDIT.” Well, spoiler alert: Bad credit could cr...

7 Query Letter Strategies That Don’t Work (But Many Writers Try)

One of my first real jobs was working for a bank, taking phone calls. I’ll never forget it. Some of the kindest people you know can be downright vicious when they call their bank. Trust me. I’ve been called names that can’t be repeate...

Interview: Jessica Strawser Discusses the Journey from Editor to Author, and Her New Book ‘Not That I Could Tell’

In her nearly 10-year tenure as the former editor-in-chief and editorial director (and now editor-at-large) of Writer’s Digest, Jessica Strawser has interviewed hundreds of globally recognized authors, from Khaled Hosseini, David Sedaris...

Our Free E-Book Helps You Get More Job Interviews

We wrote an E-Book designed to help you get more job interviews. Did we mention it’s free? Download it now. Yup. It’s real. After endless coffee-fuelled nights, dozens of interviews with top experts in their field and many, many discuss...

The Identity List: How to Catalog Your Written Work to Get More Freelance Writing Projects

By keeping a catalog of published pieces, freelancers can leverage future success when querying editors. Stay organized with this process for organizing and structuring your list to get more freelance writing projects. by Kimberly A. Edward...

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Creative Minds

People, by and large, grow rotten by condemnations, by infinitesimal degrees. But I allow much of humanity’s greatness to run away from me in a heated moment, as if I had dropped a gambler’s cloak. From small actions of wrongness, I...

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Fred’s Fifth Favour-Part Two

A few stops later, Fred alighted from the bus on a road, by a gate of the local park. His destination the road on the other side, Harry entered the park and set off across the expanse of green via the footpath. As he walked, he hummed amiab...

The Art of Being Crazy: Thoughts on the Eccentricities of Being a Writer

One writer’s search for a trademark eccentricity. by Leslie Cohen You know what’s fun? Creativity. You know what’s not fun? Some of the things that come along with it. Four years ago, I left my normal job at my normal desk with my som...

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In Defence Of Longer Sentences

In Defence Of Longer Sentences I’ve noticed that there appears to be a hard and fast rule concerning long sentences. According to many critiques, they are anathema and should be avoided at all costs. I’m puzzled as to how this pre...

Dear SLN: Does My GPA Matter?

Our advice for students asking, “Does my GPA matter?” falls somewhere between “Yes, totally” and “No, not at all.” Dear SLN is an advice column for students who are a looking for no bullshit answers to tough questions. If you ha...

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