Freelance Ponderings and Advice

Shannon L. Buck is a freelance writer and blogger, and she enjoys helping others become successful. Shannon writes short stories and other creative non fiction. She loves nature photography, and walking in her spare time. Her favorite place to work is the park, so that she might experience nature while enjoying her career to the fullest. Skype = shannonlbuck.
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Copyright 2012 Shannon L. Buck: How to Live the Freelance Life

February 27, 2012


I write best when relaxed, and on sunny days. The sun motivates me :-) I sleep only a few hours at night, so I will generally nap try to nap for a couple hours in the morning before I begin. I am best at writing when I am feeling happiness, joy. When the world seems bright.

I am not good at writing when I have any negative feeling at all, unless I am angry about something and writing to get my point across on the subject. Even then, I will have to wait until I am in a good mood to edit, or I risk going overboard with my rant.

What mood do you have to be in to work? Try writing when in various moods to find out. Before beginning your writing tasks each day, try to recreate the mood and atmosphere that works best for you.


When waking each morning, before you even move, repeat a mantra that you create.

Example: I am a successful writer. I am happy and I am healthy.

This will not only put you in a good mood, it will aid you in having a productive day.

Quick Writing Tip

If you can, write when the mood strikes. Ideas will flow more smoothly and not feel so forced.

5 Writing Prompts

Article Idea: Creating time.

Article Idea: Mood Swings… the why of it all.

Poem Topic: Mood.

Novel: Son has terrible mood swings.

Novella: Abusive father-in-law.


A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts.

~ C.S. Forester

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