by Chris Cristiano
The readers of FWJ are an active group all striving towards a common goal; to gain financial independence through their writing efforts. I share in this goal too. Like many other FWJ readers, I juggle an outside job and family responsibilities with my writing aspirations with hopes that one day my hours will be spent fulfilling writing requests from an array of clients. But for now, I must do both to sustain a living and satisfy my creative side. Some days, this is not an easy task.
It is this daily struggle that will bring forth my best ideas, suggestions, trials and quest for pertinent writing information that visitors to my blog will be able to identify with. I know from experience that a successful freelance writing career takes more than having a knack for putting words together well; it takes courage, perseverance, goal setting, on-going learning, training, and having the appropriate information available that will help you achieve your goals. If given the opportunity, my blog at FWJ will answer to each one of these important components of freelance writing.
Taking Care of Your Psyche
Along with the mechanics of writing, there is the emotional side of freelance writing that needs nourishing also. This side can either make or break a writing career, so helping aspiring or seasoned writers maintain a healthy psyche will be part of my regular musings. All freelance writers will fall off their curve now and then – hopefully my blog will be inspiring enough to aid in the recovery of a wounded spirit. Even the most successful writers can be emotionally bruised by rejection, suffer writer’s block or lose their enthusiasm; my blog will address these difficulties too and help you keep your demons at bay.
Let My Experience Help You
There are many facets to the freelance writing world, and it is my goal to bring readers of FWJ a sampling of all areas. I think it would be unfair to focus on one area because most writers will start in a specific genre and then try their hand at something different. My blog will be varied and include information that will help you regardless of where your journey leads you. I will present you, the writer, with new ideas, avenues for your work, useful advice, reviews, freebies (including ebooks and e-courses), relevant industry news and encourage feedback from all FWJ visitors.
If granted the opportunity to be a regular blogger at FWJ, my presence would beneficial to all writers of all levels. Blogging in this capacity is a form of mentoring but on a bigger scale – I have mentored many writers and I am up to this challenge. My years of freelance writing experience in the various facets of the writing industry will aid in my quest to provide FWJ readers with quality, insightful blogs containing information that they can use to further their writing careers. I have written for various writing websites and ezines, penned and sold hundreds of articles on a multitude of topics. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and freelance writing strategies, and interacting with other writers. I am an active freelancer and I know the freelance writing industry, keep abreast of the newest trends and I am happy to pass this information along. You will have the opportunity to share in my personal freelance writing journey and I look forward to sharing yours too.
Let Me Be Your Writing Resource and More
Through my FWJ blog, I would like to become that writing resource that other writers would frequently refer back to for great information. I would like to be that writing resource where writers could discover new techniques. I would like to take it that one step further and become that writer friend who plants a seed in your mind and prompts you to move outside your comfort zone and strive for a higher market. I would like to be that writer friend who puts a smile on your face on a dark day when your words are not forthcoming and you need a word of encouragement. I would like to be that writer friend that you can rely for help when you are in need of some advice. And most of all, I would like to be that writer friend that keeps you moving forward towards your goals and hopefully witnesses your success.