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Freelance Fails #3—Work Experience or Working for Free?

Not all unpaid work is created equal.  Images from Pixabay. “She often said/ She’d never make the same mistake again:/ She always made a new mistake instead” – Wendy Cope* I’m sure you’re all familiar with the following Catch-22: you … Continue reading

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Writing Practise #1: 92% of a Sestina

When I set time aside to actually practise my writing, I consciously try to experiment, to play around with different styles, approaches, genres and tones. It’s an attempt to broaden my repertoire, flex my creative muscles, and learn new ways of writing well. Continue reading

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Freelance Fails #2 – Late Mornings and All-Nighters

This week, I’ve decided to focus on a problem that’s not unique to freelancers, but which you’ve almost certainly faced if you’ve ever worked from home: sorting out your work rhythms. For me, this has been one of the hardest … Continue reading

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Freelance Fails #1 – Working for an IOU

“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”  – Otto Van Bismarck* It’s been just over three months since I gave up pretending to look for a real job, and decided … Continue reading

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