How long will the shadow of the Corona
Virus pandemic darken future history? We do not know. Therefore, there's no way to know how much I should exposit COVID-19 in this here paragraph. Obviously, if I'm talking to readers in the short term, you're all sick of hearing about it. But did the pandemic gets cured by, say, 2021? Do I have to go back over what it was like for audiences in the 2030s? Or is it indelibly ground into the pages of history textbooks like the
1918 Spanish Flu was? Just from this point, you can already see how Corona Virus affects media. There are things we could normally talk about that we can't talk about now. In
my freelance online writing career spanning its third decade now, I've seen disruptions that I never would have seen before. Yet insight from my experience has helped me maintain a grip on the situation, and I'll start bypassing some of these aphorisms on to you: Disaster-Proof
Freelance Axioms: #1:
Money always goes SOMEWHERE. No matter how much the…
Hello, and thank you for dropping by to devote these microseconds to a meeting of our minds. That's an appropriate opener for the year 2020. This article was the editor's idea. No really, they said to tell everyone about the life of a writer. I will tell you right now that I press buttons on a flat electronic device in patterns that cause checks to arrive in the mail. Now that I have that dunked, a whole article is left to fill. I just don't do autobiography well, but as I understand it some of you out there are clamoring to adopt my path to freelance autonomy. And now I'm going to tell you why that's impossible. History
cannot repeat this career path: As a kid, I was the weird one who read books all the time. The most boring book was more interesting to me than most of the people I had to talk to, so early on I decided I wanted to be a writer. Wait, correct that, I mean to say that I wanted to be an author. Most of what I had read until then was fiction, and genre fiction at that. The…
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