The 30-Second Commute

  • by Stephanie Dickison
  • Narrated by Suzy Myers
  • 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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What the Critics Say

"Humor, underlying cautions, reality checks, and advice highlight this delightful look into the life of a freelance writer." (Writer's Journal)
"Suzy Myers's girlish, ebullient narration suits the format perfectly, capturing the author's self-deprecating humor as she riffs about exasperating editors or the fatigue that sets in after one too many Italian restaurant reviews." (AudioFile)

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Interesting to hear about freelance life. But gives little at end

The premise of hearing the life of a real freelance writer is great, and there are humorous observations. But ultimately the lack of any real storyline is dull towards the end.
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- Dean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios