To be or not to be a writer first of all, let alone a freelance writer is a difficult thing to assess. I consider myself a "writer", but what does this term really mean? I like to write, I can write shopping lists, to-do lists, appointments etc (I collect notebooks) but does that really make me a writer?. There are so many various avenues that one could explore such as script writer, fiction, non fiction, picture books, poetry, long, short but to name a few. As a newbie, I would certainly say that to find a job (paying) as a freelance writer and finding out what your writing style is, one should go ahead and take a shot at all freelance writing entries, that way you will find your niche, then you will know whether writing is to be or not to be.