Advice on Writing for Free

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In an “ask a freelancer” column for the Daily Dot, Rumpus contributor Melissa Chadburn receives a question on too many writers’ minds these days: Should I write for free?

Short answer: yes, if you’ll enjoy it and it’ll help you grow as a writer.

Long answer: read the whole thing.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →