Fiction Writers Can Freelance Too!

You’re a fiction writer. You love words and you love creating stories, building new worlds, and imagining fantastic characters. You do it just for fun because it’s something you enjoy.

What if you could make money doing what you love most?

I’m not talking about copywriting, submitting your work for awards or magazines, or selling off your original stuff for a flat fee (which is really bad, by the way). I mean actually writing stories and actually getting paid for them.

This is what I do for a living. Growing up, and even when I was in college, I had no idea it was even an option for a side job, let alone a career. Most people have no idea that this freelancing world exists; or if they do, they think it’s all about copywriting and editing. Nope!

As someone who writes almost exclusively fiction as a freelancer, I can tell you that people need stories more than you think. I’ve used my fiction writing skills for board games, start-up companies, NFT campaigns, jewelry companies, apps, individuals, and much more. The world is more full of fiction than most of us realise! And the work I’ve put in across various media has helped me to hone my writing skills like nothing else.

I want to bust that myth that fiction writers can’t make it in the freelance world. I want you to know that there is a real, legitimate way to make money from your fiction by working on projects that interest and excite you. It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes a lot of work, and you may not make anything substantial right off the bat. But once you get going, I think you’ll love the freedom and fun that comes from being a freelance fiction writer.

Introducing: The Fictional Freelancer, a new segment of my redesigned monthly newsletter.

Over the next several months, I’m going to walk you through the steps of starting a freelancing side job or career as a fiction writer. I’ll show you the right places to go for jobs (and the wrong places), how to write a cover letter, Spotting Scams 101, how to determine your pay rate, and much, much more!

All it takes to sign up is the click of a button. You’ll be sent a welcome email with my free guidebook, The 10 Lost Elements of Storytelling, and then at the beginning of next month, you’ll receive your first issue of my newsletter A Novel Idea with the first segment of The Fictional Freelancer called “What Is Freelancing, Anyway?” Plus, you get everything else in my newsletter like exclusive writing tips, author interviews, giveaways, invitations to launch groups, and more!

I hope you’ll sign up and learn about this incredible freelancing journey. While there have been many books written on freelance writing, there’s very little out there about freelancing as a fiction writer. I want to show you that you can do it! I’ve been on this road for over two years now, and I love it!

Here’s one last link for good measure: sign up here!

Happy writing,
-E.J.


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