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Freelancing Conundrums

Adapting to life as a publishing freelancer has been interesting — and fun. But darn all those corporate years of floating style guides…

The Writing Process

The Writing Process

– By Ed Yong on March 30th, 2011 [DISCOVER]

On Twitter, John Pavlus recently asked me which bit of the writing process I like most – researching and collating information, or actually getting it down on paper.

So to answer that question more fully (and because it’s been a bit of a slow week), here’s a graph depicting my process of writing a feature. Enjoyment’s on the vertical axis, time runs along the horizontal. This applies to longer features rather than blog posts – those are more straightforward and less emotionally variable.

(And yes, I know “regurgitated” is spelled wrongly in the image. I can’t be bothered to change it).

The New Business Model for Writers?

Patchworking Is The New Freelancing?

Rachel Kaufman (January 31, 2011 []) relays concepts from the book ‘The 9-to-5 Cure,’ in which author and career coach Dr. Kristin Cardinale argues that “traditional, full-time jobs aren’t everything they’re cracked up to be.”

Visit the original link to determine whether you’d be a good freelancer / patchworker.

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