All the Career Mistakes I Made As a Freelance Writer

And more importantly, the lessons learned.

Kristin Wong
Creators Hub
Published in
5 min readJun 1, 2021

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Photo: Daria Shevtsova / Unsplash

I once read a quote that suggested we think of our career as a climbing wall, not a ladder. It’s an especially apt metaphor for a career like freelance writing, which doesn’t have a single tried-and-true path toward success. There are lots of ways to build a career as a writer, and much of it is trial…

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Kristin Wong
Creators Hub

Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.