Working with writers as a writing coach for many years, I have discovered that there are several reasons why people who love to write don't turn this passion for writing into a career.
Obstacles to a Thriving Writing Career
1. You hate the pressure of editor’s deadlines, but you work best when you have a timeline for completing writing projects.
2. You constantly lose your enthusiasm for writing projects before you complete them.
3. You procrastinate when you think about querying editors or looking for new writing clients.
4. You constantly think about how things that happen in your life would make for great articles and stories, yet you don’t turn these events into published materials.
5. You enjoy writing shorter pieces rather than novels and nonfiction books.
6. You don’t enjoy research and aren’t even sure how to effectively research topics you wish to write about.
7. You want to build confidence in your writing ability, but you know you need support and guidance to do so.
8. You want to learn new writing skills as you move closer to figuring out exactly who you want to become as a writer.
If any of these statements describe you, then check out my self-study e-course, Fearless Freelance Writing: Build a Career Writing about What You Know and Love.
It could be the path to a writing career that is just right for you.
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