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I Am a Freelance Author. Ask Me Anything About Writing!

Gérard Prudhomme
Oct 26, 2017

Gerard I. Prudhomme, S.M.

I'm an author and my alma maters are: Paris, Harvard, UCL, and Oxford. I have a graduate degree (Master of Science) from University College London (UCL). I have worked as a domain expert for different Fortune 500 companies and I have lived in France, UK, and the States.

With my experience, gained from years of professional work, I aim to produce pleasant prose. I write for the high-tech, health, asset management, and law verticals.

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How you select the topic? Title? and subject to write?

And what you do to engage the audience with your write-up?

Oct 28, 1:29AM EDT0

What do you think of the trend in digital media nowadays?

Oct 25, 9:04PM EDT0

IMHO It appears to promote less thoughtful articles and works hand in hand with the general dumbing down of society that is ever present nowadays.

Oct 27, 12:35AM EDT0

How long does it take you to come up with a topic?

Oct 25, 2:48PM EDT0

Most of the time the topics are provided for me by my clients. When I do have to come with something I usually sped a few minutes researching the subject and then start writing ASAP, I do not get paid enough to spend lots of time on ideas :(

Oct 27, 12:36AM EDT0

What is your favorite book?

Oct 24, 8:55PM EDT0

zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

Oct 27, 12:39AM EDT0

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Oct 24, 6:45PM EDT0

Exhaust, I spend so much time on it. If I did not have to work so much I would enjoy it more.

Oct 27, 12:40AM EDT0

How do you know if your writing is good enough or appealing enough to outside audiences?

Oct 24, 8:24AM EDT0

I get paid to do it, so I guess it is good enough. I do not really mind if anyone else really likes what I write, as I do it for myself and as long as I can pay the bills that is good enough for me.

Oct 27, 12:43AM EDT0

Do you think that physical books will eventually become obsolete?

Oct 24, 7:01AM EDT0

I pray that they will not. I really do not like reading on a Kindle, I prefer real paper.

Oct 27, 12:44AM EDT0

What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?

Oct 24, 6:47AM EDT0

There are a lot of unethical practices. I would say that a lot of employers, not all of them mind you, but a lot of them, pay low wages for something that requires a lot of education and effort.

Oct 27, 12:45AM EDT0

Do you have a special place where you go to be inspired?

Oct 24, 2:54AM EDT0

I really like writing on the beach, in a college library, or somewhere with some natural beauty.

Oct 27, 12:48AM EDT0

What are common traps for aspiring writers?

Oct 24, 1:42AM EDT0

Well; online there are a lot of unscrupulous people who want a writer to work for free (for exposure, a chance at a paying gig, etc:) I would advise anyone who wants to write as a career to avoid every writing for free.

Oct 27, 12:49AM EDT0

What do you do in your spare time?

Oct 23, 5:57PM EDT0

I do not have much spare time, I work nearly all the time. But for the few minutes I have off here and there I like to watch movies in French, or read.

Oct 27, 12:51AM EDT0

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

Oct 23, 2:34PM EDT0

My main aim the majority of the time is making enough to pay the bills. I try to give the readers what they want because that means I will get paid.

Oct 27, 12:52AM EDT0

Where are you from?

Oct 23, 2:30PM EDT0

I have lived in all parts of the world. I was born in the US.

Oct 27, 12:53AM EDT0

What was your first ever book or written piece about?

Oct 23, 2:05PM EDT0
Oct 27, 1:00AM EDT0

What's your favorite style of writing?

Oct 23, 1:52PM EDT0

I like the sparse prose of Hemingway

Oct 27, 1:01AM EDT0

What was the first book that you read?

Oct 23, 1:41PM EDT0

A book of Greek mythology, D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

Oct 27, 1:02AM EDT1

What is your favorite subject to write about?

Oct 23, 1:14PM EDT0

history

Oct 27, 1:03AM EDT0

Does your profession allow you to work from anywhere regardless of the location?

Oct 23, 10:38AM EDT0

pretty much, one of my main clients requires that I be in the US, I am able to be anywhere in the US though.

Oct 27, 1:04AM EDT0
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