Inspire


As I discussed in a previous post, I am a planner, a note taker, and a thinker. Before I sit down to write I’ve pretty much already mapped the piece out and wrote it in my head. Sometimes, though, something takes over and I end up writing a completely different piece. Or perhaps what I intended to write is drastically changed once I put pen to paper, proverbially speaking. My last post talked a little bit about inspiration and...

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The two most important characteristics any new full-time freelancer needs to have are patience and motivation. I was prepared for a slow start to my new career and knew I needed to be motivated to hit the ground running to ensure daily productivity. I was not prepared for how arduous keeping these two characteristics at the forefront would be. One thing that helps, however, both in weathering the patience and revving up the...

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I Quit My Job to Be a Writer


Posted By on Oct 23, 2012

Two months ago I quit my job to be a writer. I had been a marketing manager for an outdoor adventure company. Before that I was fundraising for non-profits. Before that I completed a Master’s degree and was teaching at a university. Before that I was a missionary traveling most of Central and Eastern Europe. The first question people ask me when I tell them this is, “Why?” usually followed by a few of these: ?!?! I live in the Midwest...

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Welcome to my new blog, heck, my new life! I was going to start this site with a post about what I’m doing, where I want to go, and how I think I’m going to get there, but things have happened in the past week to make me think that maybe this is how I should start my blog. At the very beginning. People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end anymore. They usually have a beginning that never stops...

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