Do you work from home as a freelance writer or creative? Do you crave human company, decent coffee and WiFi in places other than your kitchen table, wearing something other than your pyjamas? I've explored England's first UNESCO City of Literature, the fine city of Norwich, to find the best places to freelance. I am exclusively revealing them to the public, so other witty freelancers can enjoy bottomless coffee, fresh bread and find focus. You owe me guys.
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In 2016 I left my full-time marketing job and started my own writing business. I popped home to Sydney, Australia and visited Copenhagen, Italy, Croatia and Wales. I cycled to the Norfolk coast and hiked through the hills of the Peak District in England. I wrote, A LOT, mostly for other people. Here's a few important points I've learnt think we should all take with us through to the New Year...
Are you an artist? A writer? How about a freelancer? I like to think I am all three, minus the moments when I suffer Imposter Syndrome. But that's not the three things I talk about here. Instead, I explore Meatloaf and Neil Gaiman's idea that 'two out of three' aint all that bad.
Is that true? What are those three things? And why do Google image searches of 'meatloaf' look so terribly revolting?
A freelance writer and a client naturally go into an agreement when working together, offering each other mutual benefits of cash for content. What happens when this agreement is broken? As a fresh freelancer, how do you cope without your own Dog the Bounty Hunter on call?
Having been there myself, I have a few tricks to share...