From Beginning to End: An Authors and...

From Beginning to End: An Authors and Writers Career Profile

by Sadie Osborne
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Writing is one of the first things we learn when we begin school. For many, writing becomes an outlet for their feelings or creativity. Choosing a career in professional writing  gives you a way to tell a story and have the reader see it in their own unique way. Your writing can lead to many people learning things that they didn’t know were possible. The possibilities of what to write are endless.

Authors and writers can open doors to the most creative parts of a reader’s mind and can take them to far away lands or into the minds of complex characters. But it does not have to be all fictional. You can find books about anything, fiction and non-fiction. If making up a story and telling it how you want is not the direction you would like to go, then don’t. You can write non-fiction books about real people and real events to educate people directly. It is all up to you.

Now, setting an exact price range of how much authors make is not easy, as it often comes down to the sales. However, the average for freelance authors and writers is only around $9,380.

Getting a job in writing might be easier said than done. Depending on what kind of writing you want to do, you might have a harder time finding work. If you are wanting to write for a newspaper,  magazine or even a website, you will likely have an easier time getting started. Writing books on your own might take some time as you will need to find a publisher and people to sell your book. But that does not cover the amount of work needed before your writing is out there for the world to see. You will need to go through the planning and editing processes,  which is a lot of work, but  absolutely necessary and required for success. .

An education is needed when it comes to almost every career. In order to become a professional writer, employers look for people with a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism or communication. The information and techniques you learn from these programs will help make your writing the best it can be.

Sometimes we hold ourselves back from doing what we love, in fear that someone will do it better. But a piece of writing can make a change in people’s hearts or perspectives. And it could be your work that does this for them.  Do not let your potential die out, one day your writing could be somebody’s safe place. Get writing!




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