Ditch Diggers #49 —
DD049 Happiness in darkness
with Matt Wallace
The week in crappy freelance news and how to keep your focus and happiness.
Mur and Matt come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s iPhone 7 BlueTooth Headphone store.
Matt didn’t know before he bought one that the iPhone 7 has no headphone jack and he is unhappy about it. Loudly.
Mur cites a study she read comparing apps that make people happy to apps that don’t and how much time we spend using both, and the results led her down a path of several writing career related epiphanies.
Matt recaps the week in professional writers getting screwed, particularly the wake of DNAinfo and Gothamist being shuttered by billionaire Joe Ricketts after both writing staffs voted to unionize.
The Ditch Diggers discuss what about the current online market and publishing models need to be changed and how writers have to react to begin bringing about that change.
Twitter Q&A! Topics include agents requesting marketing plans from querying authors, how much editing/rewriting is too much, and consuming drugs and alcohol while writing.
The apps and happiness study cited by Mur in this episode: http://www.timewellspent.io/app-ratings/
The fine print:
Theme music by Devo Spice.
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