Could I, for just a moment, consider the fact that maybe my career is on a positive trajectory? Perhaps my love life is in a wonderful and perfect place? Maybe I have caring and healthy relationships with people around me?
One of the main purposes of Paper Crow Blog is to help other writers on their own journeys, and in today’s post, I share some of the things I wish I would have known before starting to freelance. These tips would have saved me time, money, and possibly a few grey hairs.
Although I wanted to write for a living these past three decades, I pushed it away for years. I believed the myths about writing that are so pervasive.
Upwork, like all job sites, has its pros and cons. In my experience, freelancers can make some quick cash through this platform, with project quality and pay depending on the individual client.
30 years old and technology-averse, I am now navigating social media as a freelance writer and editor.
In this post, I discuss setting three goals including 1) Continuing to create content for the organizations I work with now, 2) Identifying more blog-writing opportunities to help expand my portfolio, and 3) Developing a plan for maximizing the potential of Paper Crow Blog.
This week, I reminded myself that I can always fit writing time into my schedule – I just need to look for opportunities as they present themselves. I have also been making an effort to recognize my small successes, as I have a tendency to not recognize gradual improvements when I am focused on biggerContinue reading “My Writing Breakdown This Week: Day-by-Day”
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I recently began seeking opportunities to expand my writing portfolio. The theme of this blog is “Living a Life of Writing,” a phrase which summarizes my goal of spending more time focused on my writing. One way I hope to achieve this goal is to eventually transition intoContinue reading “Gaining Experience Writing for Organizations”
This past week, I have been working to complete several writing tasks while balancing a full-time job, dealing with a broken water heater, and catching up on daily chores after being on vacation for a full week. Needless to say, it has been hectic, but I have managed to stay afloat and accomplish more thanContinue reading “Weekend Updates”
I am happy to report that our little house in the country, once again, has internet. The stubbornly optimistic side of me overpowered the millennial part of me – I actually wasn’t too upset we went so long without internet. I honestly think I even enjoyed the detachment from the outside world. I was ableContinue reading “Steps I Am Taking to Develop My Writing Portfolio”