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Launching a Career in Writing

If writing is your artistic pursuit, your passion, then you should probably pursue a career in writing. Regardless of the path or career of choice, careers don’t come easy. A career in writing will not only take a commitment to work, it will also take drive, perseverance, thick skin and a willingness to take the chance.

As a writer, you open a large part of yourself through the expression of ideas, information, or even opinions. As a result, you also open a large part of yourself to receiving comments, suggestions, opinions, or critique. Sometimes your audience will see things the way you do and sometimes they won’t. Nevertheless, you have to be willing to take those chances if you plan to pursue a successful career in writing.

Fear has no place in the industry of writing. When ready to take on the industry of the written word, the profession of writing, and a career in writing you must find your courage, your boldness, and assurance in yourself and your craft of writing. If not, it will not take long before the poison of negative comments or feedback will cause you to doubt and question your ability. These turning points have caused many writers to stop writing. These challenges can be avoided by preparing yourself. There are many ways to prepare yourself. Some writers developing their craft by taking classes or workshops, others hone their skills through reading and writing every day, some take part in reading or critique groups. Last but not least, develop trust in your own voice (not the voice others say you should have) trust the voice that is you and your voice will always be your own and not a replica of other opinions.

Getting Started

At this point you may be wondering, how do I get started? When most people think of careers in writing, the typical positions come to mind: journalist, book writer, or freelance. There many options in the industry of writing. In this article we explore different types of ideas and opportunities to help you get started in your search. These are in no way an inclusive list. There are many more professions of writing that you can seek and pursue, including those that are interest specific. If you are looking to find a career with an employer, some may require college or previous training and some may require background or previous experience; however, there are many industries that may not require any of the above. So don’t give up easily, it’s the nature of the business!

  • Article Writing
  • Blogging
  • Book Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Business Plan Writing
  • Catalog Writing
  • Columnist
  • Comic Book Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Corporate Writing
  • Craft Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Electronic Book Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • FAQ Writing
  • Fiction Writing
  • Finance Writing
  • Freelance Writing
  • Ghost Writing
  • Grant Writing
  • Greeting Card Writing
  • Journalist
  • Legacy Writing
  • Legal Writing
  • Magazine Writing
  • Media Writing
  • Newspaper Writing
  • Non-fiction Writing
  • Non-profit Writing
  • Novelist
  • Online Writing
  • Play Writing
  • Poetry Writing
  • Press Writing
  • Press Release Writing
  • Proposal Writing
  • Publicist Writing
  • Real Estate Writing
  • Resume Writing
  • Screen Writing
  • Speech Writing
  • Social Media Writing
  • Song Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Trade Writing
  • Travel Writing
  • Video Game Writing
  • Web Writing
  • Writing Coach
  • Writing Consultant
  • Writing Instructor
  • Writing Teacher


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