Publish Or Perish
Although advertising is my full-time gig, I also make time to pitch non-fiction stories to online media outlets. Narratively liked my work and published two of my pieces in 2014.
The first is about how I quit my job as bureaucrat to pursue a career as a writer. It was picked up and retweeted up by @Longreads to its 160K+ followers, and actually got me some attention from Airbnb, a Canadian journalist, and some American podcasters who wanted to learn more about my tale.
The second piece is about my cousin's Romanian husband, who grew up under a communist regime that was regarded as one of the more iron-fisted of its day. He was sent to practice medicine in the countryside against his will, and during his first month had to risk his life to save a dying Roma or face potential retribution from her fellow villagers.