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Were you Elizabeth l in a past life or were you a flea on her dog? What does this have to do with you wanting to write for a living and us lighting the way for you?
Good question, and curiosity may have killed the cat (or Elizabeth l’s dog), but it’s also what every good writer needs truckloads of to paint pictures with words.
Writing also requires a healthy dollop of self-belief. There are oodles of courses out there if you want to learn how to write creatively, or the strictures of it all and researching and producing online content.
Fill empty pages
Editors are always looking to fill empty pages and it’s amazing how few wannabe writers actually have the gumption to approach them or have the confidence to call themselves a freelance writer for hire. You could start your own blog or be a guest blogger for hire.
You can’t beat some experience at the coal face, working to tight deadlines and learning not to be precious about your work, so start freelance writing and blogging and content creation and ping as many pieces off until your fingerprints are smudges.
Practice makes you practically perfect in every way
Writing is one per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration, so there’ll be lots more deleting than usable words going down on the page to make you practically perfect in every way.
Everybody reckons they've got a book in them but can they write it? Ghostwriting is something else you may want to consider.
Writers must also be good listeners if they’re in the business of interviewing people and getting them to trust them enough to open up.
Writer’s block is another occupational hazard, plus licking dead flies off of a number plate beats reading what you assumed was a brilliant few paragraphs written the day before.
Don’t go easy, Tiger
Writing for a living can be tough and leave you feeling as solitary as a tiger, especially if you’re freelancing, which you may have to be prepared to do in a world where increasingly fewer staff writers are employed full time.
And if you work from home you’ll have the cleanest place for miles because even wiping skirting boards is preferable to getting those words on the page on off days.
Now, stop reading and start writing!