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I do like this idea, Alexander. I like it as a writer, for one, because I could see the creative challenge of freelancing fiction. Yet, I can see the possible confines of it as well, perhaps?
As a reader, if I **were** a wealthy woman, I’d pay fiction freelancers good money to write the kind of books I like to read!
So good to see you back :-)
Yes, the ‘confines” of freelance fiction—writing to the desires of others—rather like the ultimate Writing Prompt, eh??
Hey, let’s work on that making you a wealthy woman…
That’s a challenging piece, Alexander.
“Why would folks want or need a freelancer to create fictional copy for them?” I’d say that’s a definition of an advertising/marketing copy-writer in some cases.
Artists accept commissions to paint portraits and even landscapes and in doing so create a personal view of the sitter or panorama. So why not writers accept commissions to create fictions for people! Parents do it when they invent stories to tell their children. People embellish tales to tell to friends and acquaintances at social gatherings.
Thought provoking again :-)
Thanks for your comment.
I can see that Advertising is a “form of fiction” :-)
Perhaps you’ve opened a ripe field of contemplation for our readers who are fiction writers…:
I wouldn’t touch any of it with a ten foot pole. I’ve done non-fiction writing and hated it. Why should I waste my creative energy writing something that’s probably going to pay very little, and, as often happens, would no longer be mine? A lot of freelancing give the buyer full rights, including stripping away the author’s name and using the material as their own. Not much different from ghost writing, when it comes right down to it.
Thanks for your input on the topic.
I guess it depends on the criteria for ‘freelancing’. Though the market for freelance fiction has reduced since magazines no longer publish large amounts of fiction. I started freelancing fiction over 40 years ago with She magazine. I have published freelance fiction in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and a variety of periodicals. There used to be entire volumes of short stories published monthly and a well paying market for them, Stephen King wrote many for these ‘pulp fiction’ mags. Over 40+ years I have made a decent income, (though continued to work full-time in other writing areas. Though the market for print freelance fiction has reduced, the on line market is beginning to grow, especially in the short, and short-short market. Creative writing in the short story market is growing again thanks to ebook readers and time constraints of readers. In fact, under my Dora Graham name next month the new book called “Genre” will be available on line and in print under the Creative Writing series. The 43 short stories in this edition are all previously published (all freelanced) and range through erotic, sci-fi, horror, romance, drama, stories with a ‘twist’. I am actually very upbeat about the market for freelance fiction again since it fell a little into the doldrums for a while. The reason for the new edition in the Creative Writing series though Alexander is that many (maybe most) of the fiction ebooks are in short story format and very VERY badly written. There is little understanding currently that short stories and poetry are very DIFFICULT forms of writing. The impression is that they are easier. They are possibly the hardest to write. There is a NEW market for freelance fiction in the making, and though very small at present, the electronic form of ‘pulp fiction’ products will soon grow rapidly and these will be quality products which editor pay for. The concept of FREE, and the concept of ‘making tons of money’ do not sit well together. Quality fiction will always sell, and. (if I may be prophetic) mainstream publishers will get the hang of it very quickly that people once more need access to quality fiction that readers will pay for on a monthly basis. We may see the re-emergence of Uncanny Tales, Tales of the Unexpected, Romance Stories etc. Nice post again Alexander.
Again. Sorry about grammar in that last post. Mild and annoying epileptic seizures. (Just in case readers think I’m just an idiot.)
I respect your experience and thank you for detailing it here—to let folks know how it used to be and how it may yet be again :-)
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