The 30-Second Commute: A Non-Fiction Comedy about Writing and Working from Home

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ECW Press, Dec 15, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 191 pages
Exploring the downfalls of being a freelance writer, this cautionary tale explains what happens when one becomes self-employed, celebrating cubicle-free living through a brilliant comic narrative on the real-life ups and downs of a full-time writer. For more than a decade Stephanie Dickison had been successfully publishing features and articles while working a full-time job. But in December 2005 she left the secure world of 9 to 5, opting to write freelance in order to pay the bills and hoping to finish a manuscript that was close to five years old. With valuable insights about time management, networking with magazines and newspapers, as well as conducting celebrity interviews and writing feature articles, this valuable resource will inspire many industrious dreamers to take that long-delayed leap and become their own boss.

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Stephanie Dickison tales us along on her journey as a freelance writer. Funny and straight forward. She lets us in on the pros and cons of being one's own boss and working from home. Full of wit and charm. Anyone considering becoming a full time, work at home writer should pick up this book. Read full review

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30 Second Commute is a very funny, honest account of life as a freelancer. Stephanie is a fantastic role model for anyone aiming to enter the life of a freelance writer. Her genuine ability to find ... Read full review


Published works
like spinning plates
work it
i go to work
the taste of ink
working for the weekend
road to nowhere
daft punk is playing at my house
by myself
mr telephone man
first i look at the purse
boots of spanish leather
hangin tough
hamburger lady
you gotta fight for your right to eat well

subject to change
my neck my back
welcome to the jungle
cold sweat
paid tha cost to be da boss
lost in the supermarket
big girls dont cry
the vagina song
one thing leads to another
lifestyles of the rich and famous
all these things that ive done
this is how we do it
wrapped up in books
tongue like a battering ram
catch me while Im sleeping
i woke up with this song in my head this morning
please dont stop the music
memphis soul stew
too much pork for just one fork
you never met a motherfucker quite like me
cut the curtains
take lots with alcohol
guava jelly
eat to the beat
buffalo stance
pleasure is all mine
dont stop believin
potato chips polka
chocolate rain
until the day i die
outro and shoutout to my peeps

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About the author (2010)

Stephanie Dickison is a journalist, essayist, and cultural critic who has contributed to several nonfiction books and written hundreds of articles for national and international magazines and newspapers. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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