It's often surprising how little you're given to create a letter on which thousands of dollars in revenue rest for a nonprofit organization. There are also clients who practically dictate the letter to you which makes you pause to wonder why they're not just writing it themselves. And, perhaps that's why I love the challenge of this work so much. Trying to create something out of nothing - whether it's material to go on or zippo for wiggle room in the creative process - reminds me of why I became a writer in the first place.
It's just really fun to play with words...and get them just right!
Do you prefer too much or too little direction for a project? Let's hear from you freelancers and see what you have to say!