In another life I might have been a full fledged writer. When I was younger, I had a dream of becoming one but as time went by I wasn’t able to focus on it and soon it was set aside. As an adult, blogging is my form of writing so when I was presented with an opportunity to review a book on how to get freelance writing jobs I jumped at the chance.
Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer by Christine Rice can be a useful and helpful tool for first time writers or writers that need a bit of guidance.
I didn’t come across anything new as I had come across these ideas at some point but it does put things into perspective and can guide you to a good start by eliminating common mistakes and misunderstandings. When you first start out as a freelance writer it can be overwhelming as you’re not sure where to start, what to focus on and how to deal with rejection and criticism.
Having been a writer for about 7 years, Christine has plenty of advice to share. From creating a portfolio to job searching and tracking income and expenses she gives you a broad yet detailed idea of how to start to be a writer and how to be successful at it.
As I mentioned, the ideas presented weren’t new to me but the way that they were presented gave me insight on how I can better manage my time, get my blog out on the market and how I can earn from it. She even cites websites that you can go to for help such as where you can publish your content and free courses you can take to educate yourself.
She also further touches on topics such as ghostwriting, networking and lifestyle change that I thought were helpful. It’s a great idea to bring the book with you so you can keep track of your progress and also learn as you go.
I would recommend this book for those seriously thinking of writing as a career and those who would like to create a writer’s frame of mind.
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