The 30-Second Commute
A Non-Fiction Comedy about Writing and Working From Home
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|Published In: ||United States, 14 September 2009|
Exploring the downfalls of being a freelance writer, this cautionary tale explains what happens when one becomes self-employed, celebrating cubicle-free living through a brilliant comic narrative on the real-life ups and downs of a full-time writer. For more than a decade Stephanie Dickison had been successfully publishing features and articles while working a full-time job. But in December 2005 she left the secure world of "9 to 5," opting to write freelance in order to pay the bills and hoping to finish a manuscript that was close to five years old. With valuable insights about time management, networking with magazines and newspapers, as well as conducting celebrity interviews and writing feature articles, this valuable resource will inspire many industrious dreamers to take that long-delayed leap and become their own boss.
Table of Contents
Introduction1 Mutiny and the Sinking of Stampede Wrestling2 Superman of the Prairies: Young Stu Hart3 Raising Harts: The Early Years4 The Dungeon5 Pirates on the Prairies6 TV, Slick Sammy, and a Jet Plane7 Uncle Ed and the Wildcats8 Butchers, Stompers, and Cheats9 Overkill10 The Age of Dynamite11 Married to the Hart Mafia12 Let the Good Times Roll13 A Pop Culture Stampede14 Bad News Rising15 Back in the Saddle16 The Death of Stampede Wrestling17 Afterburn18 The Death of Owen Hart19 Harts Torn Apart20 Harts Go On21 Third Generation StarsEndnotesPhotograph Sources
"Humorous and light-hearted, Dickison's style of writing is like kicking back and reminiscing about the past with a good friend ... Dickison captures the pros and cons of working for herself." Buzzine.com "Readers are likely to find this book to be as rewarding as Dickinson clearly considers her job to be. Delightfully impossible to put down." Scene Magazine "Dickison's warm personality comes through and the reader comes away as if from a conversation with a friend who has a good story to tell." Story Circle Book Reviews "Humor, underlying cautions, reality checks, and advice highlight this delightful look into the life of a freelance writer." Writer's Journal "For a unique, no-holds-barred account of what exactly that freelance writer does do all day, The 30-Second Commute is a fun and enjoyable read." The Compulsive Reader
|Publisher: ||ECW Press|