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-What does it mean to be a freelance writer?
-What should I expect when freelancing?
-Do I need to showcase any prior experience or something more recent?
I don't want to rush into being a freelance writer without knowing the important details. If anyone has any advice for me, please let me know. It would be very much appreciated.
At the moment I do not plan to exploit that side of mine although I do not have time either but among the things I research I found a site called inkspired which even allows you to receive donations from your readers if your story catches the attention of the people
As I said I do not have time but from what I saw that site seems very good and apparently only wattpad exceeds it in popularity within the genre of writers but personally I like more inskpired than wattpad although both have communities and a forum with tips to write that you can be helpful also that both there are not only people who write for fun but professionals who live from writing and you could solve your doubts.
In addition to the donations one of the things I like about inskpired is that you can change the background color of your subject thing that does not have any wattpad when i have free time I will review the site better and research more about what to be writer freelancer and comment here
For while I leave you a writing I did about 2 years ago ,It's not the big thing but I liked it a lot ,have a nice day and good luck with you research
https://www.getinkspired.com/es/story/3 ... -memories/
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Simply, you are a mercenary. People will approach you for help with their projects and you assist them as best as you can.
What should I expect when freelancing?
That you won't be writing full stories for people. A lot of freelancing is being asked to take someone's already done story or section and add to it to help beef up characters or plot points. You'll probably be asked to do some editing as well. You might get the occasional job where you are doing a big character arc for a game or something. Freelancing is a little bit of everything.
Do I need to showcase any prior experiences or something more recent?
It's always a good idea too. Before starting advertising yourself as a freelancer, write a few short stories with the intent of using them as examples. Show you can work in multiple genres. Dedicate an entire short story to a specific character type. Just anything you want to show you can do that will help people. Aim these short stories for 5000 - 10000 words as well. It's enough words to make the short story feel long enough that you show off how you pace character growth and plot.
I hope this helps!
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