One has many memories which are deeply entombed. It is the process of writing which brings these small bits of memory to the surface. But one isn’t aware of it. One doesn’t know where they come from. One cannot put them into focus. From time to time one is able to retrace the path and reach the origin……. The writer’s works are born from these hidden springs” 
– Paul Auster

(Photo by Egemen Oezyay)

Originality – Dinstictiveness – Motivation

Writers have it hard; exophonic writers have it harder. Despite the growth of exophonic writing, aspiring immigrant writers have to make more effort to prove their skills.

One significant purpose of this website is to encourage new exophonic freelance writers and authors to remain true to your writing and take matters into your own hands. Unfortunately, you will still find hidden or unconscious bias when seeking an English writing position. You’ll need to prove yourself to an employer.

They say there are two types of freelance writing: Business and Publication. Business involves executive summaries, pitch decks, and funding proposals, whereas publications seek landing pages, conversion, and other sales-driven articles.

Still, you can offer your creative writing skills and cultural knowledge. The company you aim for should embrace diversity and new ideas because that leads to a more effective work environment. If you are a self-published author, you will show a high level of autonomy.

Remember to write for honest people that have the capacity for learners and give you space to grow. With that in mind, step in their shoes, create an emotional trigger and help interpret their vision. Marketing, advertising and communication are merely business terms; they don’t prove what you can and can’t do.

As an exophonic writer, I’ve always found that English defines me in the best ways possible. Do you feel the same? If so, you must be realistic about becoming a professional writer. I spoke to native English writers who have been in business for over 30 years. They said the writers’ market was struggling and advised me to stick to my office job even if it involved tedious accounting work.

Well, I did not. And I was no longer sure if they were writing for the right reasons. One of my habits in public transports is observing people’s faces and body language. Those who zone out on the train have my full attention. Mostly, it’s BIPOC who express the same aura that I used to reveal as a child, namely, a sense of alienation and disillusionment. I wonder if they write, paint or keep a journal to stay sane. I wonder if someone will ever tell their stories. How hard are they working towards their dreams? I don’t want them to stagnate in an unfulfilled life.

Therefore, my goal is to connect with those people, help them identify their strengths and then envision their goals by writing compelling stories. Are you one of them? Are you an immigrant entrepreneur that needs the right words? Check out my client Mike—a local landscape photographer and fine art artist from Poland. He immigrated to Canada to pursue his dream. Every day, he works towards it.

Focus on what you want and figure out what motivation would make getting up in the morning more meaningful—not that 9-5 life in a hamster wheel. Take control of your directions in life and figure out how to make your passion beneficial to others. I’m here to help.

If you’re not working your dream job, make sure you still pursue your passion in one way or another. Start small and help those around you. And if you need help, ASK! Find your voice; be distinctive. Please reach out and connect with me too.

Feel free to ask me any questions about writing and the nature of self-publishing.

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