Write Copy, Make Money.

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As I write this post; I’m continuing along the track of gainful unemployment and loving what I do, but I’m now faced with the juxtaposition of too much work and not enough hours in the day; my fingers are feeling the pressure and my creativity is in danger of being stifled, which causes me to question – whether, paradoxically, it is time to move on to the next level and an alternative dimension?

I’ve successfully clocked Level One: simply doing what you love and getting paid (something). How does a starving artist like myself, however, delicately redress the balance and endeavour to precariously make the leap to Level Two: a level commonly referred to as ‘charge more’ – without awakening any sleeping monsters? I really have no idea.

I decided to follow some sage advice and do what any sensible writer should do to improve their craft: read more. Recommended to me by a loosely-connected – but thriving – copywriter, is a book called Write Copy, Make Money by Andy Maslen and I hope, by purchasing and reading this highly-regarded reference guide – I can shed some light on the optimum route through this age-old conundrum and find the key to confidently progressing on to lucrative unemployment.

I await delivery with trepidation.

Everything continues to flow!

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As a new week dawns, my period of enlightenment continues and I’m commissioned to work on a whole new range of weird and wonderful copywriting projects, from: editing a film script for a Slovakian production company and producing a range of commentaries for marketing infographics and tutorial videos, all the way through to inspirational articles on the Rocky Bilboa story and legendary African-American actor, director and screenwriter: Tyler Perry.

Every day is an incredible new adventure and the view, well the view from up here, at the ultimate point of flow – is nothing short of spectacular.

“Flow is said to lift experience from the ordinary to the optimal, zen-like state and it’s in those moments we feel truly alive and in tune with what we are doing” Mark de Rond

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