What a dream job! Making money and supporting yourself all by the power of the pen. How many people dream of writing for a living?
Can it happen? Well, it’s when we dare to dream dreams that great things can happen. BUT…not without hard work and dedication. If you want someone to pay you for your writing, then you need to be prepared to work at it and give them the best writing that you can.
So, where do you start? Begin with an honest assessment of your writing abilities. Do the words mostly flow onto the page? How is your grammar? Your punctuation and spelling? Can you spot the mistakes when you read your work back?
All of these abilities are helpful when it comes to learning to be a writer. Especially if you hope one day to sell your writing. Of course, these days, word processors help to iron out many of the errors that we make, but you will still need to be able to check the spell-checker. Sometimes a word is spelled correctly but in the wrong context.
You can find further reading in this blog post on improving your writing by Anne Wayman. She is an informative blog writer and ghostwriter who is always ready to offer a great piece of advice.
So how did you do in your assessment of yourself? Still think you can do it? Then so do I.
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