In the second episode of Motivrite I do a dive into what it takes to be a career writer. There’s no one path to making a writing career, but there are some skills and habits that will make it a lot easier for you to take your writing from hobby to career. I talk a little bit about what it takes, and how you can get there!
0:27 – What makes someone a practitioner of an art?
Is it the act of doing, or is it getting paid? Is it getting paid or is it getting paid enough to do full time? Which gatekeeper is right?
1:40 – What is a career writer?
Career writers are working towards or making enough money to do this as a full time job. What does it take to hit this goal?
2:50 – What makes a career writer?
I talk about some of the skills and habits that career writers all have in common.
- Be a reader
- Be able to write
- Be disciplined
- Have a desire to learn
- Have ambition that’s paired with a work ethic and a desire to make it
- Treat writing like a job if you want it to be your job
13:20 – It’s not as difficult as you might think!
If you’re listening to this podcast then you’re taking the first step towards achieving what you need to make writing your career.