You Asked Me! #5

Some great tips here on how to make writing into a career.

Piece of Mind

Here we go! It’s time to answer the fifth and final question asked on my Facebook page several weeks ago:

QA #5

Carey, that’s a great question. Simple in principle but a bit difficult to answer in just one blog post. The information below is far from exhaustive but I’ve tried to provide some basic pointers to get you started. I hope this helps!

The basics

  1. Start clipping! A common conundrum at the beginning of any type of career is that you need experience to get a job but you need a job to get experience. It’s not much different for writers, though it’s easier than you might think to get experience. It’s important to build up a portfolio of publishing credits (or clips) as soon as possible. You may need to write for free for local newspapers or non-profit newsletters to start with. Published letters to editors also count (they had to be good enough for the…

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About Dyane

Dyane Forde’s love of writing began with an early interest in reading and of words in general. Writing has been a life-long passion and she writes all types of things, from short stories, novels, flash fiction and poetry. Dyane writes to communicate, meaning that writing becomes a means through which she seeks to connect with people on a level deeper than intellect.
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2 Responses to You Asked Me! #5

  1. Katie Cross says:

    Oooh, thanks for sharing. I’m always up for good advice.

    Like

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