My first paid job was when I was 13 years old. I did a paper-round at the Newsagents near my school and earned £16 a week. I didn’t know the right terms then — self-employment, freelancing, the “gig” economy — but they needed help and I wanted the cash. …

What does it take to be a writer? Is it a paycheck? More than one paycheck? Writing fragments of things to hide away in folders or starting a book about frogs? Or, is it something more — like an unwavering belief that you just are a writer?

I have been…

Rebecca Holland

Freelance writer from the UK writing about my journey ✍️ Tips for freelancing, writing & self-confidence 📩 writing commissions open: rebecca@velvetopus.com

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