Ernest Dempsey – Earn Extra Income Freelance Writing for the Web

On February 19th, 2010 Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman spoke with fulltime freelance writer, proofreader, and editor Ernest Dempsey.  He shared encouraging information on how you can get started in the fun and profitable art of freelance writing.  In addition to having written 4 books, he is now the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing and also works as the country editor for Pakistan on the celebrated Internet news channel Instablogs.com.  He shared with us on the following points:

  • Where are some places that I can go to look for freelance web writing?
  • Is it “ghost writing” or does sometimes my name get shown?
  • What about being a Foreign Correspondent for a news organization in another country?
  • How does getting paid work?
  • How do you manage personal time, schedules, and deadlines?
  • What types of writing projects are available: interviews, reviews, tutorials and how well does each pay relative to the others
  • How have you improved your knowledge of English by writing over time?
  • How does freelancing compare to a “regular job”? Do you get to travel more?

Ernest Recommends for finding gigs: Writer’s World

 
 Karim Khan, pen named Ernest Dempsey, hails from Hangu, a small town in Pakistan. As a child, he enjoyed two things: The joyful company of his brother and Khan’s best friend, Shais; and making airy castles with lots of characters in his mind. At twelve, he started writing detective stories, horror, thrillers, and humor. He has a Masters degree in Geology and one in English Literature.He has authored four books including his latest The Blue Fairy and other Tales of Transcendence and, in just the last few years, seen the publication of his poems, essays, short stories, and literary reviews worldwide. Khan is now looking forward to completing his first novel.  
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Author of "Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction" and six other books.
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2 Responses to Ernest Dempsey – Earn Extra Income Freelance Writing for the Web

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  2. The Malaise Theory of Depression

    The lies we tell ourselves
    tinted in private colors
    create intricate maps, instructions
    to hold us against our will
    or better angels
    upon a designated course.
    They creep into our
    chemical soup and wiring
    thickening trickery
    truth becoming shadow.
    Rolling downhill so easily
    scratches, contusions, bleeding wounds
    unacknowledged in subterfuge
    “It’s such a beautiful summer day.”
    We say, etching out smiles,
    even crinkles of the eye.
    Alone, in the dark, troubling dreams
    fail to dissipate at daybreak.
    Rolling downhill, smashing into
    hidden walls, jagged rock formations
    Stop! Curl into pre-born refuge.
    Listen to the angry words
    “Surely I am cursed, a failure.”
    Never let the truth break through.
    Ordered to protect the lies
    as insidiously they poison
    and blind us.
    More easily led.
    Less alive.
    Stop! Look! Listen!
    Feel!
    Underneath the grave of lies
    rich earth has secrets to reveal.
    Radiant seed, planted in our birth
    only we may bring to life,
    if we dare move,
    beyond the damage,
    beyond the lies,
    dancing with the shadows
    into brighter days.

    (c) January 28, 2007 Laurie Corzett/libramoon

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