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 […]

Posted on May 3, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

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 […]

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

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 […]

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

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: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Why Public Libraries Matter

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 visiting my local public library the other day when I realized how much I have come to rely on its resources to […]

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 11:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Embracing Procrastination

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 can’t believe I haven’t written about this yet. I guess I’ve just been… putting it off. Which makes perfect sense because most of […]

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Why Paying to be Published is Wrong

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? Your input is welcome in the comments.  Am I the only person offended by the concept of an author being required to pay to be published? No, it’s worse than that. It’s […]

Posted on August 17, 2016 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The Born Freelancer on Averting Deadline Disaster After Data Loss

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? Your input is welcome in the comments.  For a writer on a deadline it’s probably the worst nightmare imaginable. You have just spent hours honing your latest work. It could be the […]

Posted on July 20, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Working for a (Possible) Sociopath

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? Your input is welcome in the comments.    “I just like f***ing with your heads”. That was the undeniably truthful but totally unexpected explanation I received once upon a time from an […]

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