Saturday, March 14, 2020

What Is Keeping You from the Writing Career You Want?

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.

Check out the following statements and see if any of them apply to you.

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.

Try it!

Suzanne Lieurance is a fulltime freelance writer, writing coach, certified life coach, and the author of over 35 published books.

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2 comments:

Karen Cioffi said...

Suzanne, these are great tips on why some writers don't take their passion for writing and turn it into a writing career.

Melinda Brasher said...

I do some travel writing, and sell pieces to magazines that don't pay a lot. When I try to crack the big markets, I get frustrated by all the restrictions and hoops and how so many want very specific, almost formulaic article types (for new authors, at least). So I tend to go back to writing what I love...and not earning a lot.

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