The guy’s writing career stretched for half a century and across multiple media. His words have appeared on radio and television, in newspapers and magazines, and more recently books and online articles.
A young reporter at the banquet asked for career tips. The editor offered some, and gave me permission to reproduce any that I wanted. The trio I chose may not all apply to your genre, but all three are food for thought.
Never turn down any assignment.
This is particularly true for freelancers, who may experience long dry spells until they develop their abilities at pitching stories and getting themselves known.