Archive for April, 2013

Favourite Lines from “Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade”

“Do not trust anybody.” This is what the man who contracted Indiana Jones said to him the last time they talked before the latter went on what could be called “The Last Crusade.” Later in the movie, it turned out that he is the same man who will double-cross Indy for the right to drink from the Holy Grail, a cup which is the object of the archeological expedition.


Drinking from the cup will give you eternal youth and life, it is said. The man reiterated the line to Indiana to mean like saying, “See what I told you.” In my freelance academic writing job, I should work with people I can trust.


“You should have listened to your father.” Another line which, when analysed deeply, talks about trust. With my freelance academic writing job, I should listen to my father because he is also a writer. This is what the woman who was supposed to be an ally of Indiana but later revealed to be a conspirator of the man earlier mentioned said to the protagonist of the film. She said this to him when his father told him to let the Nazi police have the woman hostage and not give in to the demands. When Indiana turned in what was demanded, the police let go of the woman but this person in hostage is actually the one who really wanted to get demanded item. The hostage taker and the hostage were conspirators.


At first glance the line mentioned speaks about taking heed of parental, specifically, paternal advice. But if we dig deeper, we can say that it is about acknowledging the seniority of fathers over sons. Even grown up offsprings with all the maturity and knowledge can still need the words of their fathers. Even though my freelance academic writing job is different from my father’s fiction niche, I should listen to my father still.


“I wrote those things on my diary so that I will not need to memorise them.” Lastly, this could be my most favourite in this movie. Indiana Jones was mad at his father for not remembering some contents of the latter’s diary. So this is what the latter answered. No need to expound. Besides, I still have many academic writing jobs to do.


Becoming a freelance writer: Web Content Writing

Want to make something out of your passion in writing? Writing used to be a lucrative job but only for the few. The age of information technology, however, is changing that significantly. Because businesses are transitioning to operating online, and as millions of people now rely mostly on the Internet as source of information, online writers are becoming staples of Web sites.

 Knowing the behaviour of online readers heightens the need for more writers of different calibre, because unlike newspapers or magazines, online news feeds update by the minute. Even blogs and all other online contents update hourly or twice a day. More so, the Internet offers not only online writing jobs but also other writing stints outside of the Web, such as academic writing, PR writing, and so on.

 This makes for an immense number of writing options. At best, you don’t have to be in an office setting – you can work from home if you so choose! How?

 Insurmountable flexibility in freelance writing

Many writing jobs are handed out as projects with a set deadline. Most, such as companies based online, would only exchange electronic correspondences with its workers. And, you may not even meet them in person.

 By becoming a freelance writer, the freedom is yours to decide to make writing a fulltime, home-based career or something you do in your spare time while retaining your present job. The flexibility is all yours and nothing is taken away from you. In fact, you are learning an additional skill, as the case may be. If you are a writer for traditional media, you also learn a new skill that is online writing. It employs a different approach corresponding to online readers’ behaviour.

The opportunity for regular learning

Online readers have quite short attention spans, but they are searching for information but in a snap. As an online writer, your aim is to capture their interest while providing them the information that led them to land on your content. Notice how you, yourself, enter a search term in a search engine. That is how it works with online writing. Becoming a freelance writer for the Web pushes learning daily.

 New techniques emerge each day; and also that the Web is a fast-paced environment, you should not confine yourself to improving writing in a traditional way – readers would rather find something new than focus on your writing.

 Overall, becoming a freelance writer is fun, and the way it is heading, can sufficiently provide a decent income to those who pursue it.