Randy’s Rants

January 31, 2007

No Talent Hack

Filed under: My writing — randyinman @ 8:36 pm

Deborah Ng a blogger and freelance writer recently brought up Associated Content on her blog. She pretty well let it be known she has a low opinion of the site. Her pets who read her blog ripped all the AC writers in the comments.  They made fun of us and of stay at home moms who write there.  Many people who claim they are editors or have other jobs with real media, say they reject any AC writers for other writing jobs.  At first I was mad. Now I am just resigned to the fact that I AM a no talent hack.  I had hoped to improve my writing and write for magazines and write a novel some day.  My only problem with AC is I don’t know how good or bad I am. They don’t tell us what we do good, they just accept the article. Sometimes in a rejection they will say what is bad. I have had about 4 rejections out of over 50 submissions.  3 were because they were not interested in the subject, one was due to really crappy sentence structure on my part.  But I won’t give up on AC writing, it really does pay and it is still is cool to see my stuff published, even if it is online.  I will just put away my delusion of being a “Real” writer and have fun with my hobby at AC.



  1. Randy, if it’s a dream you have, don’t give up on it unless you can truly say to yourself that it’s something that will never happen. If it’s something you want and something you enjoy doing, keep at it…you never know where it will lead.

    Publishing though AC may never get you anywhere, but it can be a way of improving. You may never get feedback from them what they find good and what they find bad, or constructive criticism, but you will be able to go back and look and see for yourself how you’re improving.

    Just enjoy it, make some money off of your hobby. Don’t give up on the dream…there may come a come a time when that dream may come true, ya never know. 🙂

    Comment by Snoop — February 4, 2007 @ 1:45 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks very much. I am over my silly depression stage. Now I want to get a magazine article published so I can send it to the nay sayers.

    Comment by randyinman — February 4, 2007 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

  3. There ya go! To hell with them and prove them wrong. 🙂

    Comment by Snoop — February 9, 2007 @ 8:16 pm | Reply

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