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From Freelance to Salaried Writer: How My Writing Life Has Changed

A writer shares her lessons learned while transitioning from a freelance to full-time career.

- July 21, 2014
I had been working as a freelance writer for about four years when I noticed that one of my clients had an opening for a full-time writer. At the time, my husband was unemployed and we had a 2-year-old who depended on us, and although my income was plenty in the good months, the lean months were legitimately scary.

If the potential for a steady income wasn't motivation enough, I couldn't deny the nagging feeling that I was missing out on something by working in solitude. I wondered about the office camaraderie my peers talked about, and the sense of accomplishment and loyalty that could come from working regularly for one company. Well, as it turns out, maybe I am a corporate ladder kind of girl. Here's what I've learned about myself as a person and as a writer since making this switch.

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