As a freelancer, my writing and my time are services that I sell in order to earn an income.
My opinion, however, is not for sale.
When I say
that I like something, I really do.
There’s nothing shady or unethical
going on here. Yes, I attend media events and get samples. That's research; I'm
looking for what I think will make compelling stories. When I write, my thoughts
are driven by my own brain.