Remember Writing For Pleasure?

Written by Annette Beveridge-Young


Many freelance writers, who write full-time, will agree that to survive withinrepparttar publishing world, there are constant pressures to seek out new publishing outlets and to continually strive forrepparttar 129284 regular publication of new articles.

Torepparttar 129285 outsider looking in, life may seem sweet, with hours to suit, no trudging to work inrepparttar 129286 wind and rain, or working at a job you despise, however, freelancers vary rarely workrepparttar 129287 traditional 9-5 and working a five day week is almost unheard of. There are no steady hours inrepparttar 129288 freelance writers world. Any time off is often spent researching new material, absorbing daily events or at least mentally planning forrepparttar 129289 next interview. Even time spent away on holiday cannot preventrepparttar 129290 Freelancer from planningrepparttar 129291 next travel article and taking notes and photographs of places of interest-just in case.

Professional writers work long and sometimes unsociable hours, in their attempt to make a living. Life is governed by possible rejections, disappointments and extreme highs when an article is finally accepted for publication. Freelance writers these days have to not only be creative, inventive, and resilient, but are expected to be experts in niche areas and able to market themselves to boot!

Although, most established freelance writers would not swap their existence for a steady 9-5 job, it is easy to see how some writers buckle underrepparttar 129292 severe pressure, living life by their wits, having to constantly budget their money for months ahead. They can become jaded with this continual pressure. The very source of their writing essence can dry up, leaving them struggling for both ideas and direction.

Freelancers become so used to writing for deadlines, targeting a specific house style, and then double-checking their facts that sometimes, it is easy to forget that writing can and should be fun.

For any writer who has been in this situation, then take heart;repparttar 129293 all-important batteries can be recharged. Just take a step back momentarily and cast your mind back torepparttar 129294 good old days. Writing stories or poems then were a labour of love, you wrote fromrepparttar 129295 heart or from your soul, because mood dictated and not because you needed to make a profit.

Start Here To Write An Ebook

Written by Angela Booth


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Summary: Want to write an ebook? You can. Start with an idea, build on it, and before you know it, you've got a book.

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Start Here To Write An Ebook

Copyright © 2003 by Angela Booth

Want to write an ebook? You can. Start with an idea, build on it, and before you know it, you've got a book. (I'll be using 'book' and 'ebook' interchangeably in this article, because any idea you find for an electronic book will certainly work as a print book as well.)

Here are some ways to get ideas for books only YOU could write. Work throughrepparttar 129282 following exercises.

Work through them quickly. Don't allow yourself to bog down. Do them as quickly as you can, and then go and do something else for a few hours, to letrepparttar 129283 ideas gestate and bubble in your subconscious mind.

When you come back, read throughrepparttar 129284 ideas you generated, and add to them as you read through your lists. PLEASE DONíT DISCARD ANY IDEAS AT THIS STAGE. This is becauserepparttar 129285 way to a brilliant, fantastic NEW idea is by twisting an idea slightly, reversing it, or by combining several ideas into a new one. Donít discard!

=> Ideas from: What you're good at

Make a list of 20 things you're good at. Don't think too hard about this. Maybe you're good at buying presents for peopleóyou've got a knack for choosing justrepparttar 129286 right gift. Maybe you're a good cook, or a good parent, or a good swimmer or a good tennis player. Or maybe you used to be good at one or more of these things.

=> Ideas from: Your past experiences

Experiences sell. If you've been abducted by little green men from Mars, it's a book. If you're a bigamist, itís a book. People have written books about their illnesses (see Challenges below), their addictions, and their pets. Browse throughrepparttar 129287 bestseller lists to see what personal experiences people are writing about.

Here's where you walk down memory lane. If you're in your twenties, it'll be a short stroll. If youíre in your forties or older, it will be a hike. Don't get bogged down with this, list 20 experiences you've had that spring to mind.

The easiest way to come up with experiences is work backwards throughrepparttar 129288 stages of your life, or through decades. Again, donít take a long time over this. Set yourself a time limit --- ten minutes is enough.

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