I hate it when people say that in order to be a good writer, you’d have to have a mind filled with complicated, bombastic, not-your-usual-everyday words in order to survive as a freelance writer. That’s like telling me that unless you’re driving a Porsche, you’re not allowed to play in a certain park or eat in a particular restaurant.
To me, the quality evaluation of one’s work should be a little bit more realistic because unless you’re writing for something like, say, a magazine or a really popular paper, then a huge vocabulary will not come into play at all. While I don’t encourage every Jane, John and Jonas to become a freelance writer (it would, then flog the market….as if it’s not flooded enough as it is) because it requires a whole lot more than just knowing how to spin some words together just for the sake of making the numbers.
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