Mother, father, brother, sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins; families can be big, small, complicated, straightforward, estranged, diverse, and more. The generic picture many have of a standard family (somewhat due to social media, marketing, and advertisements) is a mother, father, and two children, generally a boy and a girl. Even so, there’s a good chance that the average person doesn’t fit the cookie-cutter mold for what a supposed ‘normal’ family looks like. Continue reading “WWW #17: Family”→
As with most things in life, freelance writing comes with its own unique setbacks and cons that many people prefer to overlook or ignore. Its easy to get caught up in the glitz and the glamor of the job to try and silence all the nagging negatives, but at some point a writer has to face the facts: almost no line of work is perfect, and there are always going to be aspects of a job that not everyone is going to like.
Hopefully if you’re considering becoming a freelance writer you’ll have done your due diligence and researched the pros and cons that come with the job. For those who also want to make a career out of the job, or maybe just some extra income, I wish you all the best!
Many writers, myself included, were likely attracted to the prospects of becoming a freelance writer because of the numerous opportunities that the position presents. At first glance, the job seems like a great fit for anyone who has a way with words. For someone like me who can barely go a day without writing (whether it’s for my own personal projects or someone else’s), it seemed like a great idea to monetize my hobby and talent. Yet, there were quite a few things I didn’t consider before diving headfirst into the world of freelance writing. Continue reading “Part 1: Considering the Factors of Freelance Writing”→
It’s not hard to see when a writer’s heart isn’t in their work, much in the same way that it’s remarkably easy to see when a writer has given their work everything they have and then some. What most people don’t see – though this is slowly changing with writers who show their work being made in real time, but that’s a story for another time – is the process by which writers create their work. During that time, many things can (and likely will) go wrong. Yet, many things can also go very, very right.
For those of you who follow my blogs, you might have noticed a bit of a gap in my August blog productions. For those who don’t follow my blogs as closely and have noticed no such discrepancies, you can skip this article and continue reading at your leisure. Or read it and find out where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing – your choice! Continue reading “My August Disappearing Act”→