How To Find The Strength To Write

Writing is fun when you have something to share. Writing is fun when you want to talk about experiences.

Writing is not just about making money but it is a way to heal yourself.

Everyone can write, in a good way or a bad way.

You can mend a broken window but you can never mend a broken heart. You just need to find the strength to write about your “broken heart” to ease the pain. Consider writing as a therapy.

This is why we have diaries, traditional way and modern way.

It is common to have a diary (a book or a blog). A diary is where you pour your feelings out. However, a “book” diary is much bettter than a “blog” diary because everything you write in the book is private (only for your own eyes).

Still, it is your choice whether you want to have a “book” diary or a “blog” diary. Anything to make you feel better about yourself.

Here is something to think about.

How To Find The Strength To Write…

1. about life – your life, bad experiences, good experiences

2. about work – like it, hate it

3. about family – the ones you love the most, the ones that care about you

4. about friends – be there for you, bad mouth about you, hate you, love you, like you

5. about everything else – something out of ordinary

There is only one useful tip for me: I just want to let it all out!

Are you feeling the same?

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂

Another 5 Reasons Why Freelancing is Cool

So, I have written about the Top 3 Reasons Why Freelancing is Cool on 11th February 2009.

I would like to continue to add more reasons and here is a list of 5 reasons why I think freelancing is cool.

1. No more paying for transportation

(I used to take the bus to work and it costs me RM2 every working day, so 22 days x RM2 = RM44 a month)

2. No more spending extra money for lunch

(It costs about RM5 per lunch and I work an average 22 days a month, so 22 days x RM5 = RM110 a month)

3. Get to spend more time watching my favourite drama series – I love Charmed and Chuck

4. Friends envy me – It is not my intention to make them envy me, but they do because I work from home. They wish to be me!

5. Even my mum thinks I am unemployed (at first) and she has no idea how I can give her money to spend – which is pretty cool

Until today, most people around me can’t understand the concept of my work. Sometimes, I am getting tired of having to explain many times about what I do, and how I can earn a living.

Extra reason: My income is unpredictable

I really love the fact that I can save some money as I no longer use public transportation and I don’t eat out as often as I used to, which means I can save about RM154 a month, and that is a big deal for me. An extra RM154 every month means I can pay off my debt faster.

What is the coolest reason for you to freelance?

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂

Qualifications to Be a Freelance Writer

People are asking me, “what are the qualifications to be a freelance writer?”

I would like to stress here, that there is no specific qualifications to be a freelance writer.

You don’t have to study for a degree in order to be a freelance writer (although it is an advantage).

You can have a degree OR NOT if you want to join the freelancing industry.

As long as you know your stuff and you have the right attitude, you should be fine.

What you need to be a freelance writer?

  • Knowledge in your industry. Are you becoming a freelance writer / website designer? Know your stuff!
  • The guts to step out of your current job and step in to your industry (writing / designing)
  • Know how to spread a word about your business @ services / advertise yourself
  • Know where to find jobs / gigs (places you can search for work – i.e. Internet, etc.)
  • Social Media intellect
  • Motivation and determination
  • Money to spend while you are not working

So, what are you waiting for? Be a freelancer now or never!

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂

Why Dog is the Best Companion for a Writer?

Sometimes, being a writer can be lonely. You might be married and have a family but there are writers who are single and live alone out there.

Imagine having to write at home, alone. Watch TV alone. Eat alone. You have to do everything alone. Life sucks although you are making big money from your writing career.

If you are a writer, living in an apartment alone and wishing to have somebody to accompany you while you work, consider adopting a dog (or a cat but I prefer dog so I am going to talk about dogs only).

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The reasons why dog is the best companion?

  1. Dogs are comforting. You get tired, you look at the dog, you feel better. You need to relax? Go down to the park and play fetch. This way, you get some exercise too. You can even jog with your dog. Remember the dog in Rocky’s movies?
  2. Dogs don’t talk. They bark and yet you get peace while working although once in a while your dog might break the silence with a bark.
  3. Dogs do what they do best, guard. It is an added security for your home.
  4. Give your dog a hug when you need a hug.
  5. Share noms (food) with your dog. Watch TV and share snacks.
  6. Dogs never complain. They are content with the food you give them. They are happy to see you. They are happy to have a place to live. They are thankful. Occasionally they might want a bone or two. Just give in to them if they behave well.
  7. They walk on 4 legs. They are funny to look at. They are cute. They give you puppy eyes. They know what to do when you are sad. They make you happy. You can never resist a smile when you look at them.
  8. Dogs are loyal. Loyalty is important. They won’t leave you for no reason.

Why not get a dog now if you are lonely? Once you get a dog, your life won’t be so lonely anymore.

Adopt a dog

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂