I was talking recently to Joe Amodei of The Ladders, a comprehensive career resource for professionals that takes pride in helping people in diverse demographics with their career no matter what the field. Joe had an unusual question for me: what would I advise someone looking to turn their passion for writing into a career?
This got me thinking. What kind of writing did Joe have in mind? Writing can take so many forms; from blogging and advertising to poetry and creative writing. As a university lecturer, more than half my time was spent writing, as academics have to publish regularly. As a PhD student, I wrote a 75,000 word thesis.
Needless to say, people interested in making a living out of writing will probably combine these forms. For example, they may work on their book, but pay the bills through freelance journalism, content marketing or offering editing…
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