About Inkthinker


INK-think-er. noun.
1. a passionate reader and writer who eats, breathes, and sleeps the written word.
2. kristen king, 20something virginia writer balancing a full-time job with freelancing.

When I started Inkthinker over at Blogger.com in 2006, I had no idea that just a few short years later, I’d be where I am today. It was more of an experiment than anything else, but it’s turned into something of a phenomenon. The community that gathers here is a diverse group of writers and readers of all backgrounds and interests with one thing in common: They think I’m awesome. Okay, no, I’m kidding. What they have in common is that they love writing, and that is what Inkthinker is all about.

This blog chronicles my journey from freelance wannabe to real, live freelance writer. I don’t have all the answers, but I’m finding tools and systems and techniques that work for me. I hope you’ll be able to use them, too, or at least use them as a starting point for finding your own solutions.

My vision for Inkthinker is that you’ll find not only humor and tips to help you through the freelance day, but also proof that anyone, even a fresh-faced, astonishingly enthusiastic and optimistic Jersey girl straight out of college, can do the freelance thing if they’re committed to it and not afraid to make mistakes or face rejection. And, you know, if they don’t suck at writing–but that’s a story for another day.

So please, take a look around and be sure to join the discussion. Oh, and if you need a writer or consultant, check out my company, Inkthinker Communications, LLC. I specialize in helping individuals and organizations define their core message and express it brilliantly, and I’d love to help you.

- Kristen