Don Vaughan

Don VaughanDon Vaughan has written professionally for 46 years and has worked as a full-time freelance writer since 1991. During that time he has published more than 2,700 articles and columns in scores of publications ranging from MAD Magazine to the Encyclopedia Britannica, and has written, co-written, ghosted or contributed to nearly 35 books on topics ranging from World War II to weird American festivals.

His proudest achievement, however, is founding Triangle Association of Freelancers (, one of the largest writing organizations in North Carolina dedicated to all aspects of fiction and nonfiction writing.


7 Pillars of Freelance Success
Success as a freelance writer requires much more than just writing talent. This session will discuss the key personal attributes, or pillars, required to succeed in this ever-changing profession:  Inquisitiveness, Drive, Professionalism, Confidence, Knowledge, Perseverance and Charity.




Carolina Book and Writer Conference
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