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For those who don't know, I started my writing career as a freelance, and there are a few differences between being an Indianapolis freelance writer and being a novelist.  One of the biggest is that everything I write as a freelancer is preordered and priced.  Agents, editors and publishers don't send out a list of material they want with prices they are willing to pay.



  • 99 percent acceptance rate
  • It's all preordered
  • It's all prepriced
  • There's very little competition
  • You become an expert in a lot of different industries
  • You become an expert at researching
  • You are very good at SEO and social media
  • Writing exhausted is a way of life
  • There is no such thing as writers block
  • Brain fry is real




  • 97 to 300 percent rejection rate
  • The agents, publishers ect did not ask for it
  • Submitting blind
  • Way more competition
  • You don't get paid until you get a book deal
  • You may never get a book deal
  • Reading all those rejection letters is going to wear you out, regardless of how good your self-esteem is.
  • You are going to get really good at determining which rejection letters are real and which ones were copy/paste bulk send


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Avia might be able to con a rich woman out of 50 million dollars before her vacation to Hawaii, but she's going to need some help to do it. She has to call in people she terms her "cousins," and she has to deal with the fact that she is still an alcoholic and heroin addict. With the help of Benton, can Avia actually pull off this heist and get out of town before it is too late?