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The 30 Second Commute : The Perks and Perils of Being a Freelance Writer - Stephanie Dickison

The 30 Second Commute

The Perks and Perils of Being a Freelance Writer

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The 30 Second Commute is a comic narrative about the real life of a full-time writer. Stephanie Dickison had been successfully publishing features and articles for over a decade while working a full-time job, but in December 2005, she left the secure world of a ?real job" to tackle completing a manuscript that was close to five years old and to take on freelance writing full time. Drawing on her years as a book and pop music critic, she delves into food writing and becomes a restaurant critic for a big city website. She starts a blog about new products and services and soon, she and her fiance have to consider moving due to the product piled up behind the bathroom door. Celebrity interviews, feature articles, and offers to speak about writing are just some of the highlights of what can happen when you get to live your dream. There are also the cautionary tales of what happens when you're your own boss, saying yes to every offer that comes your way and typing hunched over a rolltop desk for 14 hours a day, but mostly it is a celebration and exploration of a writer just trying to make her way in this crazy world ? one word at a time.

"Humor, underlying cautions, reality checks, and advice highlight this delightful look into the life of a freelance writer." --"Writer's Journal"

ISBN: 9781550228373
ISBN-10: 1550228374
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 1st June 2009
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3