25 Ways To Fail As A Freelance Writer

25 Ways To Fail As A Freelance Writer



1. Don’t set yourself a​ writing routine or​ stick to​ it.

2. Always make sure that doing your writing is​ at​ the bottom of​ your list of​ priorities, and even when you are writing, if​ something else you have to​ do that day springs to​ mind, then go and do that instead.

3. if​ one of​ your friends comes round to​ invite you out for coffee, just go, no matter how busy you are with your writing.

4. Whenever you’re writing, answer the phone every time it​ rings and answer the door every time someone knocks.

5. Always feel guilty for doing your writing instead of​ doing what other people want you to​ do.

6. Don’t read any articles about writing, especially if​ it’s written by an​ expert.

7. if​ anyone ever tells you of​ a​ simple and profitable way to​ make money from your writing, don’t believe them and never try it.

8. Never take a​ writing course to​ hone your skills.

9. Don’t visit any writing sites on the internet, and never subscribe to​ their newsletters.

10. Don’t join any writer’s forums or​ participate in​ any online discussions.

11. Don’t get your own website to​ showcase your writing ability and writing services to​ the whole world.

12. Do everything you possibly can not to​ get your name known in​ the writing world.

13. Keep your work secret. Always put your writing away in​ a​ draw when you’ve finished and never show it​ to​ anyone – especially editors and publishers.

14. Don’t enter writing competitions.

15. Don’t submit articles to​ paying websites.

16. Never even think about writing a​ book.

17. Especially don’t consider writing a​ profitable e-book.


18. They say you should write at​ least 5 article proposals or​ short stories every week. if​ you do write them, don’t mail them.

19. if​ a​ magazine or​ publisher offers specific guidelines for submissions, don’t follow them.

20. if​ an​ editor likes your work and publishes it, never offer to​ write for them again.

21. if​ you send in​ a​ query to​ an​ editor and don’t hear anything for a​ couple of​ weeks, start ringing them and don’t stop until they make a​ decision about whether or​ not to​ publish your work.

22. if​ one publication rejects your work, assume that it’s worthless and unsuitable for every other publication and don’t send it​ anywhere else.

23. Whenever you receive a​ rejection letter, take it​ personally and throw your work in​ the bin.

24. Never ever consider the possibility that, if​ your work’s written from a​ different angle, it​ could be suitable for another market and sold again.

25. And if​ all that doesn’t make you fail, you can always just give up writing.




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