Hi! I’m Alicia-Joy Pierre.
I’m a writer.
I write for love and money.
I love the craft of writing. It’s a powerful tool I use to connect and express my thoughts, feelings, and experiences. It also connects me with you, my reader.
It’s not my only source of income, but it does make up the majority of it.
I’ve been freelance writing since 2012. I’ve self-published four books, coached countless aspiring writers and creatives, and maintained several blogs.
I’ve learned a lot in that time. And I want to share everything I’ve learned, especially the things that are rarely talked about in the writing world:
*How to build the courage to feel worthy enough to step into the role of writer. It takes courage to write from your true voice. It takes courage to pitch yourself to editors and guest blogs and markets. It also takes courage to share your work with the world.
*Financials: How to build your writing goals on a solid financial foundation so you can plan for the up and down, roller-coaster ride that can come with a writing career.
I’m sharing everything I know about writing for love and
writing for money.
It’s customary to share a few
weird fun facts about yourself on a website.
So here goes:
*Before I became a writer, I was a Registered Nurse. It was a humbling life experience that I believe deeply impacts my writing. I think it’s also the reason I am so into wellness and self-care for writers.
*I’m semi-nomadic. For a few years, I lived my dream of being a digital nomad, living in different countries and exploring new cultures. I’m settled in London (for now). This is where I spent a chunk of my childhood–thus my muddled British accent.
*I’m also a (very) part-time bookkeeper. A few years ago, I became obsessed with learning about finances and tracking. This happened because my income was so sporadic I became frustrated and down and wanted to learn how to plan and manage my money better. In the mix, I became a certified bookkeeper (because I can’t just do things like a normal person. I have to go all in). Keeping my books and facing numbers has revolutionized my freelancing and approach to my entire career.
*I’m happy when I’m:
pretending to be a professional black & white photographer
writing (this one is pretty obvious, right?)
boarding a plane (to someplace new)
I can’t quite decide which of these makes me happiest. I’m thinking to try them all (simultaneously) one day. Or perhaps not.
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