As you are here, that means you are nurturing a dream to be a writer. Isn’t it?
Maybe you have both passions and skills of writing but can’t understand where and how to start. If so, then you can continue reading this content on how to launch a writing career.
You have a lot of reasons for launching your writing career. Out of many reasons, earning money and fame are the top reasons. But I suggest you, without passion and skills, don’t kick start your career journey.
Choosing a path of career isn’t only just a hobby, diversion, or amusement. It means you have to maintain discipline and habituate to living alone with a set pen and paper or computer. You may sometimes sacrifice outdoor life and social gathering and not performing a 9 to 5 job, and feeding your family.
And all of these are not a piece of cake. Also not impossible too.
Maybe you have only a passion for writing but don’t have skills. You can check out my What are the skills you need to be a writer for crafting your writing skills?
So let’s have a tour of words on how to start a full-time writing career and earn a handsome amount.
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How to launch a writing career? 11 Practical strategies
It may happen to you that you don’t always enjoy and love to write, but you have to hang with your pen and paper to produce more words. Nobody bore to be a good and successful writer. Everybody tries and gets success. If you try, you will get the reward of your hard work today or tomorrow. So never lose hope and by taking the name of almighty, let’s explore the 11 steps of being and launching a writing career.
1. Read as many words as you can
When you wish to be a writer, you must consider books as the hidden treasurer for your career. By reading books (fiction, nonfiction, novels, drama, biography, mimicry, etc.), you can enrich your vocabulary ocean and build how to string the words to touch the readers’ minds. You should read books, besides books, and read the blog post, copywriting, email templates, video scripts, etc. All of these things help you to write good words. Reading as much as possible is the precondition of launching a writing career, so never neglect this. These 25 sources will help you out.
2. Invest as many times for writing as you can
If I’m not getting wrong, you will wonder when you read a book or article and touch your heart or give the answers to the questions that you didn’t ask anyone. You think about how the writer can scan your mind and understand the things you are looking for. The only secret is to produce thousands of words for crafting hundreds of meaningful and worthy words.
I can give you another example of writing too many words for getting perfect words. Do you like to watch films? If your answer is yes, and you watched a film where anyone is playing a lyricist character. You would see he/she writes something on paper, wears out the paper, and spreads it all over the rooms.
That means after many attempts, you will get musical lyrics from a lyricist. You can realize what a struggle a writer has to pass to produce some meaningful words by observing this thing. So you have to invest hours after hours every single day to shave your writing skills to launch your career.
3. Produce words from your diehard passion, not for money
This technological era allows you to flourish your writing skills in many different types of genres. It has both positive and negative sides. If you explore many sectors, then you will get puzzled and overwhelmed. So choose your passionate writing sector. You can make up your mind about one sector or two/three sectors depending on your passion.
What are the benefits of the following passion?
When you write on your passionate area
● You won’t get bored,
● You don’t feel there will noting to write new on this topic,
● You don’t find a lack of information, and
● You don’t have to face the challenge of finding out trustworthy information by researching.
For example, you can choose the below niche of launching a freelance content writing career.
- ● Sports
- ● Cooking
- ● Diet and nutrition
- ● Fashion and lifestyle
- ● Nutrition etc.
- Or you can choose the below sectors for launching a book writing career.
- ● Fiction
- ● Nonfiction
- ● Drama
- ● Novel
- ● Biography etc
To know more about different writing types, you can check the different kinds of content writing from the other page of this website.
4. Hang with your pen every day
If you observe your favorite writer’s lifestyle and writing habit, you will find he/she hangs with his/her pen every day to write some words. No matter, he/she likes to write or doesn’t enjoy it. There is a personal reason for hanging with a pen, honing and developing writing skills.
The more you hang with your pen, the more you grow as a writer, the more it helps start a writing career. So it will be a wise decision for you to stick to your PC to craft some words. When you feel energetic and passionate, you can write many words by investing minimum time. When you don’t like to sit for writing, sit on your writing chair for a minimum time but don’t leave a day without writing a single word.
5. Grab every opportunity that you get
When you are a novice, nobody knows about your skill. So initially, you may have to pass some struggling period to introduce yourself as a writer over the employers, publishers, or other writing-related personas.
Volunteering is the golden key to proving your skills to the writing world. So always look for opportunities and once you meet any, grab the opportunity and ideally use it.
The opportunity paid or unpaid, grab both of them because they give you experience. Never think about money when you are a fresher if you can prove to yourself money will come by-product of your skills, time, and hard work. So don’t leave a chance to prove yourself as a writer.
6. Build up a writing community
It is said that your behavior is influenced by your friend’s or surroundings people’s behavior. So if you can build up a writer’s community or always touch on them, they can help you deal with some awkward writing situations. For example
Everybody faces frustration in their life at one point. The consideration is how you deal with this frustrating time because no time is permanent in your life, either good or bad. A good writing community can help you keep on track while this frustrating time comes to your life.
When you have the potential but can’t get the right way of proving the skills, that will be very disgusting and discourage you from hanging with writing. In this situation, your surrounding writing community comes and pat your shoulder to encourage you. They are always whispering beside your ears, don’t give up and lose hope, the situation will change, and a good time will come to your life. These inspiring words will strengthen you to overcome your unfavored time.
It is another thing that constantly pulls you back, which I can say from my personal experience. Sometimes it happens to me that my mind says you have to sit for writing, but my head says you have a lot of time, so don’t hurry; let’s watch your favorite movie or video, or chat one more hour with your friends.
At that time, I faced a significant challenge to balance my mind and head. If my mind wins, then I can produce some words and go one step ahead with my career. But when my head wins, I waste my time and keep behind in the race competition.
In this case, an amazing writing community comes to the front line to show you the exact path of your career. When they tell you what you should do, it helps you to overcome your procrastination.
It is crucial to make a good, potential, and same-minded writing community to further your career.
7. Create a chain of network
Always try to meet your community people to create a strong relationship with them. In this era, networking is the mother to sustain any industry for a long time. So never neglect networking if you get the opportunity to make network with your industry people.
In making a network, you have to try to take the first initiative from your side because this is your need, not others. First, warmly introduce yourself and then ask for others’ introductions. When you carry on this conversation, then you both have built a relationship automatically.
Experience is not the only thing that you will get by writing. It’s all about building a relationship with others because the more you build a network, the more opportunities you will explore yourself.
For example, I am a freelance content writer, and presently I am working with 3 to 4 clients. But, I want to take a break, or will be sick, or have any personal problems. So I can’t continue my writing for some days. At that time, my clients need work. If I know you and have enough experience, writing skills, and good communication skills, I can refer you to my clients. It can be a win-win situation for the three of us.
You get a client; my client gets a writer and can take a break from writing.
8. Start your website.
A good-looking and well-managed website works three in one; as a portfolio, self-publishing area, and earning zone. So it is a calling card to your clients at your door to offer you work.
But you have to invest a minimum amount of money in starting your website. If you have that solvency, then never think twice about starting a new website for self-publishing.
9. Respect your profession
Many people think writing is very simple, and by holding a pen, anyone can write. But it’s not the absolute truth. It is tough, and sometimes it seems very exhausting too. If you don’t like this, you may probably don’t do it correctly.
Writing seems exhausting when you have to write on a topic, but you don’t get enough information. Handling these projects is challenging for one novice writer like you. When you face this situation, you can realize how tough it is to be a writer.
So always respect your profession, then you get back to respect for your work.
10. Don’t wait for establishing yourself as a writer
From the time you are writing, you are a writer. It may have a debate about your writing quality but not as a writer. So never wait to prove yourself as a writer. Write, learn, and progress.
You are a novice; hang with it until you gain a lot and experience by practicing. Remember, every baby step will enhance your skill and help you to establish yourself as a writer.
11. Never quit
You will get a thousand reasons to leave hope or give up, but you have to find a reason to stick with your pen to write your next page. Always read books, grow yourself, improve your skills, work hard, and edit your writing but don’t quit. At first glance, you don’t have the pro skills of editing even; it seems to you very painful. But if you can aggressively edit your writing, it looks great. And at last, you can get the rewards that you are wishing.
Who dreams of being a writer but doesn’t take the initiative for writing can never make their dream come true. But, those who dream and start writing can make their dream come true sooner or later.
Now, the decision is yours. You can only dream or can follow these 11 steps on how to launch a writing career. Once you start by leaving your fear, hesitation, and shyness, you can be an experienced writer. You can earn a name, fame, and money from this profession.
But for this, you have to hold your passion, patience, and practice.
All the best wishes for your writing career!✍️