Sunday, November 01, 2015

Desperate Times

It is financially desperate times around here these days. We are very much in trouble and god knows I am sick and tired of begging for help. Since drug dealing, being a weapons broker, bank robbery, and starring in an adult movie are out of the question, Sandi again suggested I get back to writing. Especially freelance writing and editing.

Other than what little I was doing for awhile there with the Tapir and Friends Animal Store, I have done neither for over three years now which means my skills are rusty and the few contacts out there I had are now gone. Moved on to new projects, quit the business, or whatever.  So, I am starting from scratch. I am also finding that there are more scams out there and bogus deals than I ever saw before.

Any advice as to leads, legitimate websites, etc., would be gratefully appreciated.


Caroline Clemmons said...

Kevin, I'll ask my eldest daughter. She is having some success at building a copywriting business for businesses. I'll get back to you. She is in the hospital now with a broken leg and rehab, but will be coming to our house on Friday. I'll talk to her and get her thinking before then. I might have her email you directly. Her name is Stephanie Suesan Smith and she uses the whole thing in her email. You are a good writer, Kevin, don't waste your talent. I know writing under so much stress is almost impossible, but it actually is cathartic. I wish you could remember your book about the rolling head, etc. That was a great story.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, but she needs to not worry about anything with me. She has more than enough going on.

I don't know if I was good. I was decent at one time. Whether I can get that level back I have no idea. I look at my old published stuff and it is like somebody else wrote things.

I still have that novel partially written sitting around here. My impression was that everyone thought it was clear indication I needed serious help. :)

Terry W. Ervin II said...

You might join and look around the Kindle boards ( It's a spot where a lot of self-published writers gather, share marketing and other ideas. Occasionally I see some asking for editorial assistance. Maybe it'll open some opportunities.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

That sounds like a plan, Terry. Thank you!