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Finding the Perfect Writing Job

How to make it before you break it

By Jen PhillipsPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Finding the Perfect Writing Job
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The way to beat the system is to actually write- who would have known? You can't get that writing career if you are not regularly writing. It takes 10,000 hours to be an expert at what you do. If that seems like alot of hours that's because it is. Depending how you divide 10,000 hours on average it will take you 2 1/2- 5 years to accomplish these hours and be a pro.

The question is; how badly do you want it? Honestly just spend 30-60 minutes a day on writing. It doesn't even have to make sense. If you really want something you will find time to do it. Making excuses will not get you very far. Every human has the same 24 hours in a day, it's what you do with it that matters the most.

The benefit of is that it's a happy medium. It's a great way to get started, to build an audience, a following. It's a stepping stone for writers to get out there. I've said this in a previous story but I've been posting on for roughly 6 years. I’ve learned so much in the past 6 years. I love the community on Vocal, everyone is so positive. The amount of positive criticism and positive feedback people leave in the comment sections is amazing. It honestly helped improve my writing over the years.

There are also so many different Facebook groups and communities for writers as well. Another platform to get your work out there is amazing. My favourite communities are on Reddit. Where you can post everything you can in many different subReddits. Reddit gives you the opportunity to build up your profile with all of your content.

But how can you expect to become a successful writer if you don't take the time to write? Everything good comes in time. The more you write the better you get.

Now that I have a little portfolio here on Vocal. media for the past 6 years, I’m searching for something a little more with my writing- I’m not too sure but whatever it is, it'll probably be great and still have the opportunity to continue to grow and learn on here.

As to finding the perfect writing job, what is it that you want out of it? What are you looking for? What would you want to write? There are so many different opportunities for a writing career. You have places like vocal, freelance writing, editing, ghostwriting and many more opportunities that you are able to do.

Some of the mistakes writers make are not writing at all or writing very little. They push out maybe a couple of things a month and expect to be one-hit wonder overnight because of it. I'm sorry one or two stories realistically aren't really going to get you far. J.K Rowling was rejected a few times before Harry Potter was published.

There are even different opportunities for publishing; self-publishing or getting a publisher. If these seem scary, it's because it is. Making big decisions like this is always scary and difficult but no one said it was going to be easy. If it wasn't scary or difficult everyone would be a work famous author. Even the most talented had to jump through hoops and plus some in order to get published- even to make a name for themselves.

I know it's annoying to hear, we've been hearing it since the dawn of time but the more you work at it the better you will become. It's a matter of how badly do you want it.


About the Creator

Jen Phillips

Having a creative imagination has no limitations. My favourite past time is just dumping all my thoughts on to paper and seeing where it goes.

You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter

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