I love writing, and I no longer buy the argument that you can’t make a living doing it. Don’t take it from me: take it from people like Carol Tice, Elna Cain, Bamidele Onibalusi, Sophie Lizard, Joanna Penn, and countless others who ignored the naysayers, committed to their goals, and became successful writers or bloggers in their own right. These people are proving the naysayers wrong everyday – they’re showing how creatives can make a living doing what they love. Despite encountering plenty of naysayers, I decided to pursue a writing career as well.
In this section of the blog, I share what I’ve learned about writing for a living (so far). Full disclosure: I’ve been writing for a very long time (I had my first piece of poetry published in my college’s literary magazine in 2000, and I’m a certified English teacher for grades 4-12). Having said that, I only started taking my writing seriously as a career in February 2016. So the advice you see here is what’s worked for me so far. Take with a grain of salt, and as with everything in life, do your research, and heed Bruce Lee’s advice: “Accept what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
Here are all my blog posts about writing (so far!). Enjoy!