If you are a budding writer with creative writing ideas, there is hope for you to succeed and create a name for yourself and have the creative writing career you have always wanted.
Many families are very traditional, especially when it comes to careers. I don't know why, but the only profession my folks recognize is the medical profession. And writing careers, well, they were out of the question. So, during family gatherings or parties, they gawk at me when I say I am a creative writer and share my creative writing ideas.
My family may be a wee-bit extreme. But, in my experience, many people perceive writing as just some sort of a hobby. They say that even famous novelists and poets were either creative writing teachers or editors. Nobody in his or her right mind will consider a creative writing career or even writing for money.
The gross misconception that writers, particularly creative writers, are paupers is actually a result of our own opinion about our writing careers.
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Playwrights, poets, novelists, and other creative writers are often portrayed in movies and books as helpless romantics who would rather starve than rewrite their masterpieces to fit the whims of kings and queens. Writing a screenplay was purely a labor of love.
Gone are the days when writers were stoned to death if their books or ideas contradict the norm of the time. Writers can now freely express their creative writing ideas in whatever manner that pleases them. Online creative writing has become very popular due to the fact that you get your ideas out there to be read by so many people quickly.
Don't fret my friend, if you are a budding writer. There is hope for you to succeed and create a name for yourself. JK Rowling, Dan Brown, and Stephen King, to name a few, all started as nobodies like you an me. Now, almost everyone in the planet knows them. They had great ideas and followed their gut. You can too!
Here are some tips that could help jump-start you creative writing career today:
Don't let your creative writing ideas put you in the hole. Many creative writers end up losing money in writing because they do not treat the profession as a business. How would you know if you are making a profit from creative writing if you do not have some sort of an accounting system?
The first thing you have to do is to tally all your expenses. You must account for all the things that you use in your writing career as expenses – papers, ink, pens, and even your Internet connection. Aside from supplies, add the number of hours you spend in workshops, and seminars, online writing courses, online creative writing classes, and all the online creative writing programs you attended and paid for. They are all considered as expenditures, or business investments.
After knowing how much you have invested in your writing career, you now think of your return on investment. How much do you need to earn in order to achieve a return on investment
that will make you happy? Knowing your expenses and your target profit
will help you decide how much you are going to charge for your writing.
The success of a business usually depends on a great business plan. As a writer, you should also have some sort of a plan on what direction you want your career to go. Are you interested in writing for advertisements - business writing? Do you want to be a mystery writer? Or are you keen on making self-help e-books? How about becoming a freelance technical writer?
After determining which path to take, creative writers should now be looking for ways to improve their craft. Attending seminars and writing workshops, and taking a few online writing classes and even taking a few creative writing courses at a local community college is a good idea. These are all ways help you to get more and more creative writing ideas to work with.
It's also a good idea to keep a list or notebook of
creative writing tips to help you get and stay motivated
as well as to practice your
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Don't forget writer's magazine subscriptions like my favorites, Writer's Digest and The Writer to keep you up to date on the writing industry as well as give you plenty of information on agents, publishing and making your living as a writer!
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Always find creative ways to sell your stuff. Ironically, a lot of writers do not have much imagination in marketing their work, but Plug Your Book!: Online Book Marketing for Authors, Book Publicity Through Social Networking is a great resource to help you get the word out about your book and make sales.
And Real Fast Book Marketing, by John Kremer & Daniel Hall will help you to get your marketing done fast! It's basically a course in marketing, but it won't take long for you to see results. They know that if it takes too long, you won't do it and as we know, there is nothing more motivating than results!
Both of these books are excellent resources to help you get your book noticed.
Many of us just send our manuscript to publishers and wait for them to call us, while some hire book agents to assist them. Take charge of your creative writing ideas and create a marketing campaign that includes online marketing, direct marketing to customers, and direct mail marketing. There is some very good marketing software to help you to market your work confidently.
Nowadays, getting published is not the only
solution for writers. If publishers denied your work, you can either
publish hard copies yourself or
self publish your own e-Book.
You can also create your own website and post all your writings there for free. Lastly, don't be afraid to try new things – blogging, pod-casting, twitter, Facebook etc.
If you are looking for more ideas to give your out-of-the-box thinking a jump start, take a look at a great resource I found.
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By Mario Churchill
Read Chapter 1 Here.
Writing E-books for Fun and Profit explains step by step how to get ideas for your ebooks as well as how to write, publish and market your ebooks.
Also included is writing advice and checklists, links to writing, publishing and book promotion websites are included to assist the reader to stay on task when creating their own ebooks.
Revised and updated.
Do you love to learn new things, just for the sake of learning? Do you enjoy sharing what you learn with others? Do you enjoy the written word? Can you clearly describe the steps needed to get something done?
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