Monday, 4 May 2009

The type of writer I would choose to be

I would guess, but am possibly wrong, that if you are a freelance writer you will basically write about anything and for any publication. Within reason of course.
I suppose what they will write is what seperates the freelancer from say a novelist or a short story writer who by definition only write novels or short stories.
I think that I would prefer to be a freelancer. I think that it would suit my personality more. As I have lamented a million times I sometimes find it hard to concentrate just on one thing and I think that not narrowing your field would offer a lot more opportunities. Would that make me a hack? Maybe, but I've been called worse.
But as I haven't written a published novel(yet) and I don't have that many short stories to my name I suppose I don't need to worry about being pigeon holed.
Anyway, must go - that's the kettle boiled. Today is an unexpected day off thanks to my sadly soon to be departed colleague who even more sadly looks like she will be going sooner than expected. Sod this recession!!! So as today os a bonus day I want to make the most of it. After a cuppa that is - got to get your priorities right.


Dave King said...

The important thing, I think, is not to be pigeon holed in your own mind.

Gonna be a writer said...

That's right Dave. Maybe we are the ones that pigeon hole ourselves by saying "I am a ..."
By the way, i used to have a history teacher called Dave King - wasn't you was it?

Olivia Ryan said...

No reason why you shouldn't chop and change from one thing to another, either! I wrote nothing but short stories for years; then started writing novels; and I'm having a feature published soon. But of course, doing what you enjoy most is the obvious first rule!

Gonna be a writer said...

That's so true Olivia. Once the pleasure has gone what would be the point in doing it? Then it would be just like a day job. Congrats on the feature, where will it be?