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How should I start as a freelance writer?

I am a shy, introvert person. I have little qualities beyond writing. I prefer indoors life so I am looking for some job to do from home, something creative. I hate routine... I think I write nice stuff, miniatures are my specialty... short pieces of poetry, prose sketches, rhymed lines... English is not my native language but I understand and use it quite well... I think... Could I use my writing skills somehow, in a simple way for a beginner? How should I start? Any advice would help. Thank you.

Asked By: crippledflower - 3/27/2009
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The first step is to join a writing class or group. This will help you hone your skills and put you in touch with fellow writers. Usually people are happy to share their experiences and give tips. Sometimes classes have published authors or newspaper editors come to give guest talks... More
Answered By: Kathryn W - 3/27/2009
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You could get in touch with a publisher, work on editing pieces of writing, see where you go from there.
Answered By: The Gloo - 3/27/2009
 
Find writing projects in http://www.scriptlance.com/?ref=ilyesoft . There are a lot of them, you can work at home and receive your payment. Good luck !
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Answered By: Ilyes R - 3/27/2009
 
Your best route is to start subscribing to some writing newsletters and visit the accompanying sites to get an idea what is involved. It may take awhile to get established as a writer - perhaps years - before you build up a reputation and editors start to assign you work. You might consider taking some writing courses... More
Answered By: Chris C - 3/28/2009
 
Check out Associated Content. You can earn a little money for your stuff as well as network with other writers for help. http://www.associatedcontent.com
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Answered By: ? - 3/29/2009
 
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