Michael Totten

A Freelancer’s Survival Guide

Kristine Kathryn Rusch taught me how to write when I was twenty years old and didn’t know anything. This Web site — my entire career — might not even exist if it were not for her. What she writes is completely different from what I write, but writing is writing. Genre differences don’t matter much in classrooms and workshops.
She is now publishing a book in installments on her Web site called “The Freelancers’s Survival Guide”:http://kriswrites.com/2009/04/02/freelancers-survival-guide-introduction/. If you’re making a living as a freelancer — not necessarily as a freelance writer, but as a freelancer of any kind — I strongly suggest you “bookmark her site and read it”:http://kriswrites.com/2009/04/02/freelancers-survival-guide-introduction/, especially now that the economy is circling the drain. She has been working and living (well) as a freelancer for more than 30 years, and she knows what she’s talking about. I learned almost two decades ago to take her seriously and do what she says. My life would be very different if I had not.