About once a month a friend or colleague will ask me the very same question: “I have been wanting to take my writing to the next stage. How did you get started in freelance writing?”. Sometimes I’m tempted to say, “Just start.” How do you train for a marathon or big climb? You start running, you start climbing. But I know it isn’t that straight-forward. There are definitely some pointers I wish I had known when I started out – things I had to discover on my own in a fairly long, drawn-out process that continues to this day. So, I often let these curious writers treat me to coffee and I download my knowledge. After some time, though, these conversations became repetitive, and time-consuming for both parties, so I decided to write this article.
“How do you make a living out of your adventures?” This was a recent question I got from Marissa over on The Campsite during the latest Stoke the Fire, a post in which I ask readers to share what’s on their minds about any and every topic to do with outdoor adventure. “How do you pay your bills? Is it selling articles to publications? On your blog? With videos?” she asked.
Banff Public Library (May 2010) – Banff, AB Show Opening – Saturday, May 1st, 7-9 pm RSVP on Facebook! I’m teaming up with local photographer, Paul Zizka, for this exciting show in celebration of the 125th anniversay of Banff National Park! In the past few years, both Paul and I have travelled to seldomly visited […]