Finding Freelance Article Writers

This is freelance article number 5048, I have a little experience with writing, or truthfully, I am extremely experienced writer. I have been musing about how to find freelance article writers to work for HoboTraveler.com.



Are you the next Paul Theroux?

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Monday, April 12, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

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Characteristics of a Writer
What is the profile of freelance article writers, how would we stereotype and describe the typical writer? This is not easy, I only know personally a couple of people who write, and one is myself, the other is Wade Shepard from Vagabond Journey.
Interview with Wade Shepard



I know hundreds of want to be Travel Writers, and I try my best to ignore comparing myself to them. I also see many people who want to write, or more correctly, I meet and know many people who believe they have the ability to write.

I know Wade, and I know he will succeed, because he is sort of a hermit type writer, he goes into his cave and works continuously, hard to fail when you never stop working. I suppose there are three types of successful freelance article writers.

1. Work in Early Morning
- This is me, Andy Graham, I work from 5:00 am until about 8:00 am daily 365 days per year.

2. Work all the time
- This is Wade, but I think he may be evolving into the third type, but I am not sure, I think he will eventually finalize his stereotypical behavior by number three, but for now he is number two, he works all the time, he deserves to succeed.

3. Works from Midnight until they fall asleep
- I suspect there are many of these types of freelance article writers.

Why is all this important, well it is simple, a writer must learn how to get something done, the ones that get the job done are the ones that produce work daily. The ones that try to work during the middle of the day normally do interrupted work; they are not capable of doing daily work. The ones that block off time either in the early morning, number 1, or in the ones that work after midnight number 3 are the producers.

If I wanted to identify the person who will become the next Paul Theroux, I would first look for the person that can write daily, not sporadically, but daily, the person can sit down at desk and type out words on a computer daily. If there are days when nothing happens, then I am not going to encourage the person to continue.

Freelance article writers find time daily to write, they somehow find a time during the day where they are not interrupted and can get work done.

A good travel writers does not go to the internet cafe between the hours of 7:00 and 10:00 pm...unless they do not have friends and are hermits.

Finding Freelance Article Writers

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