If writing has always been your favorite assignment in English class, and you feel most at home when you put pen to paper or your fingers type away on your computer then you’ll be happy to know that you can make writing your career (without having to publish a book). There is so much to learn when it comes to being a freelance writer, or a writer at an online publication, like for example The Daily Crisp. That’s why today we have TDC’s very own Hanaa Fouad, Senior Writer, and Content Editor, and Life Style blogger at “Lavender Vibes“. She is both writing this article (hi) and answering some of the most common questions freelance writers need to be answered to follow their passion for writing.
What tools or resources can help me with my writing?
Do I have to have majored in Literature and Writing to pursue a career writing?
Of course not. I am actually a clinical pharmacy graduate who has never taken a course or class that teaches writing. If you have talent, drive and the will to succeed you can do anything you put your mind to. I read a lot to get a handle on a lot of different techniques, and I research anything I don’t know.
However, I do believe, if you ever want to write a book one day, you might need to take a class or two teaching you about Character development, Storytelling and other things that you’ll need to use in your book. Because out of all the endeavors you can go on as a writer, being the author of a book is the hardest and most demanding. Since it’s not just writing, it’s storytelling and there is so much more to a story than just the words saying it. You need to learn how to say the story, how to develop it, and how to make it deliver your message, attract the reader and hopefully become a best seller one day.
What are the ways I can use my writing talent to make a living?
Copywriter/ Ghost Writing
Start A Blog
Write A Book
How can I improve my writing/ copywriting skills?
How can I price my work if I’m a freelancer?
“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have to say something” F.Scott Fitzgerald