Being a traveling freelancer is awesome. You get to live on the road, see beautiful places, get numerous physical and mental benefits and find unexpected inspiration. And today there are more reasons to leave than ever. At the same time, it is not the same as a never-ending backpacking trip. This is a life, not an escape from one. And let’s face it, for most people backpacking is far closer to the latter than the former.
That means that though having traveling experience certainly helps, just because you’re good at backpacking, doesn’t mean you’re necessarily also a good traveling freelancer. A little more is needed.
Continue reading 11 Characteristics of a Successful Traveling Freelancer
Welcome to the Vagabond Writers first blog post! Thank you for taking an interest. Oh man, what a journey it has been to get here! I had to choose a template, a color scheme, take some pictures, write a couple of things, Skype with my mate Jascha at JSICS who then actually did all the heavy lifting of building the site while I nattered aimlessly in his ear, have cup of coffee, stare out of the window for a bit… Well okay, that was it.
But that took a while. I had to refocus my attention span at least three times!
That reminds me, did you know they recently discovered our attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish? That’s pretty amazing, isn’t it?
Continue reading Introducing Vagabond Writers
This is a trail article I wrote for a British marketing company. It got me a lot of other work. The rest of the material I wrote for them is theirs, however, and so I felt it was better not to put that up on my website. This article doesn’t have that problem. I put it here to make it easier for me to point to from such places as my portfolio.
Continue reading Portfolio item: Adnozzle
My extended portfolio includes the items I mentioned on my portfolio page, as well as samples from further back. More material is available on request. Just use the mail button or type your email into this form and follow the instructions.
While working in academia, I helped write a chapter for an academic textbook. It was about Emotions and Mass Media. I also conducted my own research and wrote up the results for a peer-reviewed journal. Here is one about how facial features affect perceptions of sexual availability.
Continue reading Jelte ten Holt’s Extended Portfolio
Scene 1: Reason
[The screen is dark and the word ‘Reason’ appears on screen.]
[After that a metal slide in a door opens, letting in the only light for the entire set. The set is revealed.]
[We’re looking at a prison cell. The walls are plain gray cement slabs. A wooden board that serves as a bed is set into the far wall. The camera is looking in at the set through the ‘fourth wall’ (CP1). A large prison door is set into the middle of a wall to the right. The door has two metal slits; one at eye height, to allow the warden to look in, and one at the bottom to allow the food tray to be taken and replaced.]
[The main character (Prisoner) is sitting dejectedly in the middle of the room, his knees brought up to his chest and his arms wrapped around them. When the slit opens the prisoner’s head moves to look at the light and his eyes squint, but for the rest there is no reaction. The second metal slit opens a second later and a metal tray is pushed in the dishes full. Both hatches close again.] Continue reading Condemned