Some of you may have read my movie reviews online or have seen me refer to them on here. (I have a small mailing list of around 50 people I send them to.)
I’ve received quite a few compliments over the years. I’ve received criticism too, of course, and most of it has been very helpful.
Lately people have been wondering why I don’t do it for a living. I’d love to, I reply, but I think such reviewers are a dime a dozen; that is, either there are few opportunities to do them for pay or there are opportunities but the job pays precious little.
But let’s consider a hypothetical scenario. Let’s say that what I’d like it to write them full time (that is, no additional income needed). Let’s further say that I could be convinced to relocate if a) the pay was sufficient (natch) and b) the climate was warm. (For example, San Diego, Calif., would be good, but Augusta, Maine, would not.)
So here’s my question to you all: How should I go about this? Should I just target cities I’d like to live in and then write the editors of newspapers in those cities? Is there a better way?
This is really just off the cuff. I have no reason to leave my current job whatsoever. But if the opportunity to do what I’d like to do for a decent pay arose, then I’d be foolish not to consider it. (I’m just trying to explain that I’m by no means desparate here.)
Any ideas and advice welcome, although it may be ignored.