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Super Simple Tip for Getting Freelance Writing Assignments

Super Simple Tip for Getting Freelance Writing Assignments

From freelancer David Hochman (who has written for New York Times, Esquire, Men’s Journal, Playboy, and has “too many assignments”), here’s a simple tip for getting assignments from markets you want to write for.The tips in this article complement the curriculum of the Travel Writing program at MatadorU.

5 tips for taking better photos of landmarks

5 tips for taking better photos of landmarks

With simple changes of perspective and equipment, you can capture fresh, original images of even the most iconic landmarks.TAKING UNIQUE PHOTOS of landmarks can be very challenging because postcard icons such as the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Canyon have been shot thousands of times and are instantly recognizable.

14 signs you were born and raised in Saskatchewan

14 signs you were born and raised in Saskatchewan

1. You’ve worn your Halloween costume over a snowsuit.One of the pains of having snow in autumn is that you always had to buy a costume two sizes too big when you were a kid. You look back in photo albums and all you see is a lumpy-frumpy princess. Not quite the look you were going for.2. You know someone (if not yourself) who’s hit a deer more than once.

On the set of a music video in Bali

On the set of a music video in Bali

No animals. That’s Rule 1 when it comes to indie film projects.So here we are, on the set of our rock-n-roll video shoot, with three roosters, two turtles, two birds, several fish, a stray dog, and a cat. We’re in Bali, Indonesia, drenched in sweat and running power cables through sketchy outlets on the fourth floor of a rickety old building.

On Skype, narcissism, and long-distance showering

On Skype, narcissism, and long-distance showering

I have a serious problem. I’m living in Bali, and when I talk to my girlfriend Cortney long-distance on Skype, I spend most of my time looking at that little one-inch by one-inch square in the bottom right corner to see what I look like while I’m talking.I mess with my hair, pulling it up, out, back.

Music festivals are fake and that’s okay

Music festivals are fake and that’s okay

In 1993, Pearl Jam put on a show in Indio, California, as an “up yours” gesture towards Ticketmaster, the corporation controlling most of the region’s music venues.Empire Polo Club had never hosted a concert before, and the town itself was at that time best known for its date palms and proximity to places people actually wanted to visit.