Day: February 23, 2011

Today’s Writing “Wednesday” Topic: Freelancing 101

Recently, I received a note from an aspiring writer of the 20-something variety.  Oddly enough, she was asking for my advice.  Having just opened what I assume will be the first of many rejection letters from one of the well-known women’s glossies I’m determined to break into, I was rather taken aback: me?  Advice? “But I don’t have a clue!” I exclaimed (to no one in particular.  Even after seven months of serial dating, I’m still single).  Sure, I’ve reached the point where my income as a freelancer now requires its very own IRS paperwork and the plastic file folder that serves as my portfolio is getting rather crowded but I’m not exactly contending for the Pulitzer Prize. At least not yet. But I have learned a thing or two along the way, and for the sake of all those who’ve given me a hand over the years, I’m going to attempt to follow suit. And so, the first installment of Freelancing 101: First and foremost, head over to your local library and take a …