HUSTLE FILE #97: Ana Ottman

NAME: Ana Ottman


LOCATION: The top of a hill in Echo Park, Los Angeles

WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: Wrangling words into prose. Creating space for creative exploration and travel.

WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: Getting paid to be a writer is a childhood dream. My hustle is all about creating meaning, for others and myself. It means being a voice for people who are unable or unwilling to speak, and shedding light on important experiences. It means finding the simple, elegant solution to complicated issues.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONLY THREE TOOLS FOR YOUR HUSTLE, WHAT WOULD THEY BE: I’m going to divide this into tech and non-tech tools (Is this cheating? Maybe). Tech-related tools would be Google Voice, Scrivener, and Evernote. The luddite-version would be legal writing pads, blue gel ink pens, and candles.

A WORD OF ADVICE TO WANNABE HUSTLERS IN YOUR FIELD: Endeavor to be humble and useful. Put yourself in places that allow you to make new discoveries and change your point of view. Be kind – to yourself and others.

About Shannon Flaherty

Writer. Creative. Freelancer. Freebird.
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