- Paperback: 186 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (January 30, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0595421547
- ISBN-13: 978-0595421541
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,495,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Kristen Fischer is a freelance writer living at the Jersey Shore.To learn more about her, visit kristenfischer.com.For more creative self-employment resources, visit creativelyselfemployed.com.
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What detracts from the book is the author's intrusive voice -- sometimes too gushy and confessional, sometimes too full of rosy naivete, reflecting her lack of experience as a freelance writer and an author. The book also didn't receive a professional proofread or copy edit and the errors become increasingly annoying as you read through the chapters.
And don't look for much practical advice here; what is given is minimal and commonly known.
Instead, take encouragement and lessons from the words of others who are determined to live and work creatively. The stories and words of wisdom from the writers and artists interviewed for this book make it worth reading.
Author of Brigid of Ireland
Co-Author of Three Finger: The Mordecai Brown Story
and rightfully so. It gives you a humorous and insightful way of looking
at the perspective, pitfalls, and challenges faced by creative types. I
like the way Fischer writes in an upbeat instructive way, not at all
didactic and monotone, like so many other marketing books out there. I
also was surprised by the affirmations for creatives and much of what
she says about those of us whose choice it is to work from home. When I
am struggling with the "what's next" mode, I definitely plan to reach
for this book for a reaffirmation of "what I do." I thought that the
only thing that needed improvement was the cover design. On the outside,
it appears as mundane and uninteresting. I hope that this doesn't deter
other readers from looking beyond the cover. Thanks, Kristen, for saying
the things that most of us struggling creatives are also thinking!
I am thinking about putting CSE following my name on a business card.
I should think that if others can claim M. E.'s and M. D.'s , why can't
we? It would serve as a validation as well as an attention-getter for
a public that tends to remain close-minded about this career choice.