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1) Try to find something that requires lots of time but little hands-on time, like house-sitting, pet-sitting, old-people-sitting, and infant-sitting. (But NOT child-sitting!) Or night watchman. The pay will be lousy (minimum wage or less), but you'll have lots of free time doing it, so you can do it a lot. You can work 12 hours a day at jobs like that, ...


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I advise against writing as a side job for a writer. To write your novels (or whatever) you need a special kind of creativity and mental energy. You only have a limited amount of this, before it runs out each day. Most writers notice that after a certain time writing the quality of their ideas and writing deteriorates. What they need is to take a break and ...


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I don't have the problem of a daytime job. I've been out of work for FIVE years and, as such, I have plenty of time to write non-fiction books. I've written three books and all three have gotten a contract offer. Two of the books are in publication and the third will be published later this year. Since no employer will hire me (I'm over 50 and age ...


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Characters really ought to be multifaceted. If the last name is "Price" exposing a facet of his personality, then the first name should be random (exposing nothing else) or about another characteristic. Say, for instance he is loose with is money, "Lax Price" or tight "Hardy Price" or, perhaps, inconsiderate of the value "Shorty Price". Now, going a ...



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