Daniel Washington

Hi everyone! My name is Daniel Washington and I just recently joined FreelancersUnion. I currently do not have any experience with freelance writing, but I've decided to join this group because I want to be a part of a community where I can showcase my writing skills and also generate a large clientele in the future. So as a new member, I would like to have some advice on what I can do to become a successful freelance writing. Starting off, what are some things that I should and shouldn't do?

  • As a writer myself, the first thing I ever learned is: If you want to be a Writer. Then you must write everyday.

    It doesn't matter what it is that you write, as long as you actually write. For me, I write letters to my children & require them to write back to me. I write letters to my husband. I also write letters to people I know & have known & never send them off. I write essays, short stories, long stories & funny quotes on the whiteboard in my kitchen.

    The second thing I learned is: If you want to be a Writer. THen you must read everything you can get your hands on. Read & review. Read & critique. Read & change what you read to make it better on paper or in your head.

    Turn every opportunity into a writing opportunity. This is a constant, ongoing exercise that will very easily turn into a habit as easy & common as breathing for you.

  • Thank you so much for the great advice! I'm getting back into writing again because it helps me explore my creativity.

  • Writing is most certainly the easiest way to get in touch with one's creativity. Good luck to you!

  • As a writer myself, the first thing I ever learned is: If you want to be a Writer. Then you must write everyday.

    It doesn't matter what it is that you write, as long as you actually write. For me, I write letters to my children & require them to write back to me. I write letters to my husband. I also write letters to people I know & have known & never send them off. I write essays, short stories, long stories & funny quotes on the whiteboard in my kitchen.

    The second thing I learned is: If you want to be a Writer. THen you must read everything you can get your hands on. Read & review. Read & critique. Read & change what you read to make it better on paper or in your head.

    Turn every opportunity into a writing opportunity. This is a constant, ongoing exercise that will very easily turn into a habit as easy & common as breathing for you.

  • Thank you so much for the great advice! I'm getting back into writing again because it helps me explore my creativity.

  • Writing is most certainly the easiest way to get in touch with one's creativity. Good luck to you!