In the end, I was the bringer of my my doom because I was honest, and it often pays to hold your tongue.
My honesty has caused me to lose work - not that I had a lot of offers - on Upwork www.upwork.com/freelancers/~0115a52654d3cda29a. I am who I am and I won't change for anyone.
I believe in calling the cards as they are dealt, then going with the consequences. In this case, the consequences mean I lose opportunities and possible income from writing, but I wouldn't change anything. I felt some things needed to be said and I said them.