Success Story

A Psychic Told Me I’d Be A Writer by K. Marie O’Brien

First of all, I don't spend a lot of time going to psychics; in fact I've only been to one once. Secondly, I'm not sure the psychic's prediction was a deciding factor in my fate, but it's always interested me nonetheless. …

Freelance Success Story By Eva Marie

"Everyone wants to write fiction," author and speaker Ace Collins said to me during a phone conversation. "How is it that you get to so quickly in your writing career?" …

Freelance Success Story By Linda Oatman High

"When a man can observe himself suffering and is able, later, to describe what he's gone through, it means he was born for literature." A writer named Edouard Bourdet said that in 1927. Many years later, those words still speak to this writer's soul. …

Guilt-Free Freelancing by Dawn Stanton

I've always felt guilty that I never seemed able to hold a "regular" job. My husband has worked as a technical writer in the same company for six years. He likes it. During those six years, I've worked as an Editorial Assistant, Office Manager, Marketing Associate, and ESL Teacher, not to mention lots of forgettable temp jobs. Even in the most interesting jobs, including one where I worked onsite at a conference in Paris, France, I got bored, or else I recognized limited opportunity for advancement. (When you work in a three-person company and the other two people are the President and Principal Consultant, you know your options are limited.) …

An Immodest Story of Modest Success by Kenneth A. Champeon

Frankly, I have never taken authors' recipes for writing success seriously. "Those who don't know, teach," as the old saw goes. In any case, it is quite easy to make money writing. Infinitely more difficult is caring about what you write, without enduring the enervation and stupid inefficiency of the query/rejection-letter cycle. …

The Accidental Real Estate Expert by Dan Rafter

Four years ago, I didn't know a thing about real estate. I didn't even own a house. If you would have asked me then if I knew what an ARM was, I would have told you, "Yes, in fact, I have two of them." …

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