Success Story

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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