Freelance writing has always been a somewhat difficult concept for me to comprehend. As alluring and opportune as this avenue of writing is and can be, it can simultaneously be frightening and intimidating for any writer.
Approximately one year ago I began composing a freelance piece for myself. It was something I dabbled with when I had some free time or was feeling particularly creative, and I continue to work on this piece today. I am unsure of where exactly the story is going or how it will conclude, but simply being able to write about something I enjoy and having utmost freedom in doing so is incredibly rewarding and furthermore enjoyable for me personally. Looking back to where my story began and being able to witness the progress my characters and plot have undergone is honestly pretty neat, and I genuinely look forward to where my story will continue to go as I work on it.
I suppose the purpose of this post is my attempt to communicate the subjectivity of freelance writing. Any person can freelance write, and any person has the ability to fathom a story that is of personal interest to them and see where they can take it. Freelance writing is a great way to generate creative thoughts, relieve stress, and even just to practice writing and grammar, and it is something I recommend everyone should try at some point in their life.
If you’re unsure of where exactly to begin in regards to your own freelance writing, there are a multitude of prompts and ideas circling the internet to spark some inspiration. Try thinking of something you’re passionate about, or something that has always intrigued you. Sit down, grab a pen and some paper, and allow your mind to wander. You will likely surprise yourself, and you could end up with a great story.