March is over? Madness! In case you missed any of the fun here at Hey Porter!, I DVR’d the whole thing… Great Quote Monday — Winston Churchill To get the full effect of this quote,[…]
If you want to become a freelance writer, you must also be a salesperson. Your product? You. And the great news? You’re the exclusive purveyor of this product. You have a corner on the market!
You’ll find writing gigs through three general means…
Part 2 of our week-long series on ‘How To Become A Freelance Writer’. Today… Creating Writing Samples If you’re asking someone to pay you to do something, their first (and very reasonable) statement will be[…]
You may have asked yourself ‘how can I become a freelance writer?’
The short answer: ‘Not without a lot of hard work.’
As to whether or not you should become a freelance writer, that’s another article for another day. On that subject, I will simply pose this question: ‘can you be fulfilled doing something other than writing freelance?’ If so, give it some serious thought.
Assuming you’ve discovered you must become a freelance writer, here’s how to get started…
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
– Albert Einstein in Mein Weltbild (1931)
A few weeks ago, I shared with you a maxim I’ve found to be true, useful, and readily applicable: “I will take ‘no’ for answer; I won’t take ‘no answer’ for an answer.” In that[…]
We can do more than just commiserate. We can come together. We can create community where there wasn’t community before. We can ‘do unto others’ the things we’d like somebody to do for us. This isn’t some ‘kumbayah’ BS I’m shoveling here. The sunshine-y ‘everything is good all the time’ thing… not my bag. I’m a realist and I am telling you for certain that community is vital to survive and prosper and there’s no better time to make it happen than right now.
“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.”
– P. J. O’Rourke
“…failure is an event, it is not a person — yesterday ended last night.”
– Zig Ziglar
Last year, I made an unusual request to three people who are very important to me, my go-to Director of Photography, an editor / producer, and an author / motivational speaker. People whom I work[…]