:: Writing Isn’t Sexy is my mostly-monthly newsletter for readers and friends.

Those who have been reading my work for a while, especially the Freelance Academics out there, know how much I love writing manifestos.

What is Writing Isn’t Sexy about?

Here are some of the principles behind it:

Many people believe making a living writing involves lots of very glamorous things and that if you are born a good writer money will just fall in your lap. (Have a good laugh now.) The very phrase “writing isn’t sexy” seeks to debunk this myth.

Writing Isn’t Sexy is about figuring out what things you’re good at and then doing those things in a way that makes you money, creating what I call “income streams”—a term I do not claim to have invented, but one that I put to good use.

In Writing Isn’t Sexy, I talk about money. Money money money money money. Money.

The newsletter provides ongoing ideas, ones that I’ve usually tested on myself (me = lab rat). It arrives once a month in an email format. The newsletters will also include updates about books I have coming out and about successes and failures I’ve faced trying to make a living as a writer. Hopefully, while laughing at me, you will learn from my mistakes.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are lots of places on this blog to sign up for the newsletter: in a pop-up; in the footer; you can even email me if those are too hard to figure out. Unsubscribing is easy too, and of course there will be no spam or nonsense like that.

OK. I’m glad we had this talk.