“Can I pick your brain?”

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No. Usually. I get these requests all the time. And I am generous with free advice. Even so, how I respond is based on on where you land on two separate scales. How specific are you? “Can you help me with x?” is a lot different from “Can I pick your brain?” The more specific … Continued

Free advice: how to give it, and how to take it

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I give lots of free advice. So do other people. If you’re going to ask me (or anyone) for help, I thought you might want to know how that works. How I give free advice Here’s a little peek into my business. People hear about my work with authors from my blog, from other authors, … Continued