The Freelance Life

It’s almost Halloween, which has me thinking about scary stuff. What could be scarier than trying to convince an underpaid, overworked editor you’ve never met to take you on as a freelance writer? And actually pay you real money?

I know we have some freelance writers who follow Write Despite. This post is for you. If you’ve been freelancing for any length of time, you probably don’t need to read this. You’re living it. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to take a look.

If you’re new to the freelance trenches, click the link below. Forewarned is … as they say.


I’ve been both a staffer and a freelancer for numerous publications. I’m happy to share what little I know if you want to drop me a line.

— Karen