The Born Freelancer on Drawing a Line in the Sand

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Sooner or later it will happen. Every working freelancer will eventually confront employer demands so egregious, so patently unfair, that they will be forced […]

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , ,

The Born Freelancer’s Musings on Muses and the Origins of Inspiration

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.  I was speaking to a visual artist the other day. I found myself guilty of asking him the same over-worked question we writers so […]

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on Getting Names Right

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Names possess almost magical power unlike any other words. Used correctly, they can help foster confidence, trust, empathy and credibility.  Incorrect use can be […]

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The Born Freelancer interviews writer Robin Brunet

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. “I feel extremely fortunate to have lived precisely the way I always wanted. Very few people can genuinely lay claim to that.” – Robin […]

Posted on July 27, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer Reads “This I Know” by Terry O’Reilly

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. In the interests of full disclosure I must admit, first and foremost, that I am a huge fan of Terry O’Reilly’s exceptionally enjoyable CBC […]

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The Born Freelancer on Brief Encounters and Memorable Journeys

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Talking to strangers on cross-country trains and planes really is anathema to many of you. I’ve heard your horror stories. Trapped for hours beside […]

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The Born Freelancer on the Sanctity of Deadlines, Part 2

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. In my previous post I talked about why deadlines should be considered sacrosanct. Today I want to talk about how to ensure you always […]

Posted on March 22, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on the Sanctity of Deadlines

Also: R.I.P. Sam Levene & Keith Maskell This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Douglas Adams, the late great British author of the SF humour classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the […]

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The Born Freelancer Reaches 100

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Today marks my 100th post. This may not seem like anything special to you but I can clearly remember finishing my very first post […]

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The Born Freelancer on Getting an Agent

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. One of the questions I hear most frequently is “Do I need an agent?” and if so, “How do I find a good one?” […]

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,