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Wendy Allthorp started writing stories as a hobby because it was a contrast
to her daily work in an office.
Wendy found the writing had a special appeal for her because of the mental
stimulation it required.
After a while, she started to sell stories and articles. Like many other people,
she wondered if she could turn her passion for writing into a part or even
full-time income.
“I found that there was very strong competition for a shrinking number of
opportunities to sell my fiction. There were more openings for articles though
many offered pay which was also pretty low for the amount of work and time
“But, I enjoy writing and persisted until I was selling enough to give me a
handy income. The writing gave me the freedom to travel for business and
pleasure, which I didn’t have when my office job was my only source of
“When my job was cut, I was ready and able to do more writing. That gave
me a cushion to help me get through the period until I could find another job
or get my writing income up to where it was enough to support me.”
Wendy wrote her book to help anyone that is looking for a source of extra
income to help with everyday expenses or to perhaps build to a replacement
for a job which is insecure or stressful.
Wendy said, “The job situation is not likely to improve greatly in the future,
with increased competition from younger, better-trained people coming into
the work-force and competition from around the world through the Internet.”
“Almost anyone might learn from my book how they also might use their
hobby as the basis for a new income stream. My book will make their road
easier and chances of success more likely because the ideas I share are
based on real life and will save them time and stress.”

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