FREELANCING | WRITING | SCI FI

As you’d expect, most of his advice is pretty logical

by Sharon Hurley Hall

Leonard Nimoy as Spock 1967
Leonard Nimoy as Spock 1967
Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

I’m a lifelong Star Trek fan. I’ve always loved the values, and I’ve always loved the tech. And Vulcan Science Officer Mr. Spock (he had other roles later) is and has always been my favorite Star Trek character. Though I’ve enjoyed some of the more recent iterations of my favorite Vulcan, in my opinion, no-one can touch Leonard Nimoy’s original portrayal.

Spock was a man of few words, often choosing to let an arched eyebrow speak volumes. (Oh, how I wanted to arch my eyebrow precisely like that!) …


RACISM | BLACK LIVES MATTER | SOCIAL MEDIA

What’s the answer to the constant tone policing and gaslighting?

Woman typing — cover image for Sometimes It’s Hard to be a Woman (on Social Media)
Woman typing — cover image for Sometimes It’s Hard to be a Woman (on Social Media)
Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash

As a woman, and a Black woman, I’m used to a certain amount of tone policing. There’s always someone who wants women to express themselves in the way that men have deemed more appropriate. You only have to look at the superhuman effort Kamala Harris made to rein herself in the 2020 US vice-presidential debate despite the constant disrespect by Mike Pence. (Her face spoke volumes, though.) #imspeaking

But anyway, I didn’t realize how much the racists and trolls have it all their own way on social media. Here’s what I’ve seen on LinkedIn within the last week alone:

  • A Black woman temporarily banned for highlighting…


FREELANCING | WRITING

The tips I’ve used to keep potential clients flooding in

By Sharon Hurley Hall

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Photo by Neel on Unsplash

Is it possible to start a writing business with no contacts, and still get plenty of writing work? I’m here to tell you it is.

Over the years, I’ve transformed my writing business so that instead of getting small one-off jobs, I get multiple jobs from each of my clients. And, instead of chasing writing gigs, these days they tend to find me. Here’s how that happened.

Laying the Groundwork for Client Referrals

Let me say upfront that I didn’t become a client magnet overnight. …

About

Sharon Hurley Hall

Pro writer (B2B/B2C). Antiracism writer. Co-host: Introvert Sisters podcast. Global citizen. She/her. Sharon’s Anti-Racism NL: https://antiracism.substack.com/

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