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Joshua Rigsby is a freelance writer, tea drinker, and full-time father based in Los Angeles, California.

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Joshua Rigsby is a freelance writer, tea drinker, and full-time father based in Los Angeles, California.

How To Balance Writing & Family

Finding Balance

How do you balance writing and family? Writing requires you to be self-motivated, which means negotiating competing priorities. At a 9-5 job someone makes priority decisions for you. At home you have to be disciplined about how you spend your…
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How To Have A Writing Career As A Stay At Home Dad (10 Steps)

Steps You Should Take

You’ve crunched numbers, had discussions, and examined your soul. Now you’re standing with toes dangling, ready to take the plunge into the double fulltime job of caring for your kids and nurturing a writing career. This is neither an easy…
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Stay at Home Dads, Gender Roles, & Natural Disasters

Blood, Fire, and Pillars of Smoke

There are a variety of factors that inspire men to stay home, take care of the kids, and write. Many times these factors are economic. After a job loss, for instance, it can be a concession for survival. In other…
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How Do You Know If You’re a Writer?

Hieroglyphics

Ah, the question that has plagued humankind since cuneiform was first smudged into clay. It manifests itself into all forms of existential hysteria. Am I really a writer? Does this even matter? Will anyone ever read my work? Maybe I’m…
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How Lucrative is Stay-At-Home Writing?

Well, You Aren’t Losing Money… Let’s start off with a little perspective. As I like to mention often, paying someone else to watch your child can be quite costly. Child care centers cost $10,000 – $20,000/year depending on where you…
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Can You Afford to Stay Home & Write?

Staying home to take care of your kids and focus on your writing is a laudable goal. It is vitally important, however, that you consider all the financial repercussions of this decision. No one (who knew what they were talking…
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7 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Stay-At-Home Writer / Dad

Before You Take The Plunge Staying home with the kids may seem like a no-brainer for the aspiring writer who’s been dying to get serious about his writing career. There are plenty of good reasons to go this route. For…
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Why Become a Stay-At-Home Writer/Dad?

When a father decides to forgo his stereotypical role of bread-winning  for something less conventional, it tends to raise eyebrows. If he explains that he plans on writing while he is home caring for his child, people often smile, nod,…
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