April 2, 2009

A Freelancer’s Survival Guide

Kristine Kathryn Rusch taught me how to write when I was twenty years old and didn’t know anything. This Web site – my entire career – might not even exist if it were not for her. What she writes is completely different from what I write, but writing is writing. Genre differences don’t matter much in classrooms and workshops.

She is now publishing a book in installments on her Web site called The Freelancers’s Survival Guide. If you’re making a living as a freelancer – not necessarily as a freelance writer, but as a freelancer of any kind – I strongly suggest you bookmark her site and read it, especially now that the economy is circling the drain. She has been working and living (well) as a freelancer for more than 30 years, and she knows what she’s talking about. I learned almost two decades ago to take her seriously and do what she says. My life would be very different if I had not.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at April 2, 2009 5:23 PM

Looks interesting -thanks for the link.

Nice to know that at least one of the blog authors I read has "marvelous material" :).

I suspect that before the economy turns around I will be back to freelance consulting (not an easy way to pay the bills) and it appears that Kristine's articles will provide some real-world information on this topic.

Working for yourself, from home, was a lot harder that I had thought it would be. As Kristine said, it did not make her life easier, though it did make her life less confusing. Good observation.

Posted by: rsnyder Author Profile Page at April 3, 2009 3:06 PM
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