Creative writing jobs are often the most sought-after gigs, and there are plenty of opportunities out there for people who want to be an internet celebrity.
But, with the internet’s popularity and increasing demand for writing services, it’s easy to forget that it can also be a tough job.
To ensure you get the most out of your creative writing career, we spoke with writers about what it takes to succeed in this new and rapidly changing field.1.
Get an editorThe first step in any successful creative writing job is finding an editor.
A good editor can tell if a project is ready for publication and what’s needed to create the best content.
They also help to create a cohesive vision for your content.
“I always look for a good writer and an editor,” says creative writing instructor and blogger Amanda Cramer, who has worked with numerous authors, including Jane Austen, Jane Auster, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
“A great editor will make sure that your work gets the attention it deserves, that you have a clear vision of what you’re trying to achieve and how it will be received,” says Cramer.
She adds that editors can also help you create the content you want to write.2.
Set deadlinesThe second step is setting your own deadlines.
If you’re writing for a client, you may need to write more than once.
And as a blogger, you might need to keep writing for hours on end.
If that’s not possible, you can still create the pieces that are most interesting to you.
“There are so many things you can do,” says Laura Fischler, a writer and creative director at The Moth Collective.
“You can get to the point where you’re not sure how many words you have left, or if you’re going to be able to finish that section.”
If you’ve got a deadline in mind, set a clear and achievable deadline and stick to it.
“If you’re a writer who wants to do a lot of work and don’t have time to dedicate to a project, then you can get a job as a freelance writer,” she says.3.
Use social mediaThe third step in the creative writing process is social media.
Whether you want your work published or not, there are a lot more ways to connect with your audience.
But, even if you don’t plan on getting published, social media is a great way to get a sense of what others are doing.
“You want to use hashtags and tags to tell people about your writing,” says writer and editor Allison Pfeiffer.
“Use hashtags to show them your work and get people to comment on it.
There are also tags that can help you communicate with people on Twitter and Facebook.”
Be creativeThe fourth step in finding a job in creative writing is creating your own style. “
So you want people to see your work first before they go looking for more information about you.”4.
Be creativeThe fourth step in finding a job in creative writing is creating your own style.
There’s a lot to be creative about when it comes to your writing, and you can use your skills to create your own look and feel.
“It’s hard to find an editor who is really in tune with your style, but there are many out there,” says Fischling.
“I always recommend having a style guide to make sure you have all the pieces you need to get your own work published.”5.
Create a personal blogWhen it comes time to create an original piece of content, it can be tempting to use social media to do just that.
But as a writer, you should always choose to be more personal.
“People want to read your work,” says Pfeffer.
Instead of focusing on your professional interests and career, be more about your personal life and your creative interests.
“My personal blog is my outlet for my writing, it has been my place to talk about my personal life for years,” she continues.
“Now, I’m more open about my interests.”6.
Write in your journalWhen you’re on a deadline, it might be tempting not to write down everything you have to say.
But if you write it down and have a plan for how to communicate with your readers, you’ll be able be more creative.
“When you write, you’re saying to yourself, ‘This is what I need to say to get people’s attention,'” says Cramer.
If your writing is going to receive positive attention, you want it to resonate with people.
“Write a short article about what you want them to know,” says Moth blogger Jenny Hallett.
“Create a narrative that tells the story of how you’re doing something and how you want the story to be told.”
“It should be short and sweet,” says Hallell.
“A few sentences that make it feel like you’re telling someone else’s story.”7.
Read and follow the writing communityThe fifth step in creating your personal blog and social media page