“If there’s a book that you want to read and it hasn’t been written yet ,
then you must write it.”
In today’s global world, publishing has been made very simple and cheap. You nolonger need much money to publish your book.
Self publishing now is the norm.
If you are a good writer or have some interesting stories to write , if you are good at fictions , at making up stories, you can come up with a good story, a short story,a comedy, romance, drama , anything you want any genre its ok .
You have been writing them under your bedcover in the” darkness ” thinking no one is noticing ,
now is the time to go public and publish them.
I have outlined some tips and guide lines for you to follow and come out as a writer and make some profit from your writings all from home.
You don’t even need a publisher you can self publish and reap all the benefits .
I know what it means to face rejection from publishers.
Now, no one can stop you as everything can be done online from your home .
You are nolonger talking to a particular group but you are talking to the world in general, you will write for the 2 billion people who floock the net each day in search of something special, insearch of your book, your poems, in search of what you have to tell the world.
Writing has become one of the best ways of making an income from home .
The best way to become a better writer ?Keep reading.
Refine your writing skills , if you are not very sure of yourself, take some lessons and better up your position, why not? You could be the next Jane Austen.
How to become a writer !!!
Good writers write . There is no magic continous and consistent writing , are the key. This will make you
improve on your writing and it will also inspire you as your quest for more writing materials will lead you to more topics to write on.
Not everyone is born John Grisham but you can become a good writer by practice.
Write with your voice as if you were talking to some one present, always put yourself in your caracters position.
Write and do a lot of editing by yourself. Remember,
“The first draft of anything is shit “Ernest Hemingway.
You must become a writer before thinking of becoming a good writer .
As long as you have mastered the letters of the alphabet and can construct some sentences you are already a writer.
You will write and twist and write again which will only make you a better writer .
Read and take notes.
Be observant of your surroundings , of the news, the gossip around .
Take note of details.
Ask questions, be inquisitive as much as you can, like a tortoise. At this point,
“If a story is in you, it has got to come out ”
Remember to read, read , and read , research your material and most importantly write.
Saying i want to write is not writing, if you are hesitant at the begining because of the way people will think you can go anonymous.
Learn to develop your own style, which is your brand, your voice, this will come with time this is what you should strive for.
For who are you writing ? Think Global.
Who are those who are going to read your writings, essays, papers, books or what ever you are writing ?
Have you choosen a genres ? Fiction or non fiction.
Or properly put : Drama, comedy, poetry etc.
Put your self on the part of your audience /reader.
Listern to your critics.
Read Stephen Kings book on writing.
You will be writing for the world to read .
Who are your audience ?As i said above it is no longer very important who is going to buy your book/ what you are writing ,
the important thing is to write .
The world is now global and any one can have access to your work / book, or article.
HOW TO TEST YOUR WRITING SKILLS
There are so many people out there who desperately want to write or who have written some thing but can’t bare to let anyone see what they have written for fear of negative judgement, well you can be suprised by what your family, friends have to say about what you write.
Gather courage and show your work to them , criticism is not bad it is for improvements.
If really you can’t do it , then there are so many social platforms and networks out there now where you can post your work and you will get the reaction you very much desire.
THE SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE OF GREAT HELP TO YOUR WRITING.
You can try platforms like
You post your stories or what ever you have written and watch out for reactions of the readers . If you stories are good you will gain followers and from there the sky is the limit.
This is a question and answer site , you can write answers or ask all the questions you like ,even if you want to write anonymously it is permited. From the reactions you get in these sites you will decide if the world is ready for you or not.
This is also a great comunity for readers and writers and the readers respond here . You can write short stories , they have competitions every year on this platform. Your stories will be voted , shared, and you will have followers.When you decide to publish your book you will already have a following ready for your work.
Bloggers need a lot of writing and most of the time they can’t keep up with the work so they outsource to writers,
to copy bloggers ,people who are specialised in producing high quality content that can get first page rankings on google and that is big money.
So it is not only writing a book , it can be an article of about 5oo words, 1,500 words and that is a lot of money if you are well known.
Students, this is a great oportunity , there is no boundry as to who can become a writer, it does not have any thing to do with where you find yourself in the world today . You can do it from the comfort of your home.
Join writing clubs , there are content marketing groups on LINKEDIn join them and select the topic you wish to write on and write .
If you are good at grabing your readers attention then you have it in you.
To the US bureau of labour statistics,
Authors and writers develop content for advertisers, for books, newspapers, songs and blogs, television , magazins etc.
Writers salary range : They have a median salary of $58,850 per year for a full time position.
Work experience : Not necessary but a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English , communication is generally required .
The employent statistics for 2014 stood at 136,500.
Most authors are freelancers and work part time . Top industry in this sector is self employement.
The growth rate of this industry is about 2- 4 % meaning about 26,100 people from 2014- 2024 will be employed.
You can do very well as a writer from home. ” Writing is easy, all you have to do is cross out the wrong words“ Mark Twain
Show me your skills by leaving me a feed back .