So we've talked about articles,
We've talked about columns.
But you really need to make more money than that if you're ever going to be able to write full time. So what can you do.
Research writing opportunities in your community. These include writing newsletters, editing copy for local companies, freelance writing customer letters...etc.
Truly the possibilities are endless. Some of these can be as simple as a column for a newsletter. Other projects can be as large writing manuals for a company.
Many places outsource some or all of these kinds of projects. In order to look in to all the various kinds of opportunities out there I strongly urge you to pick up a copy of the Well Fed Writer. This book will teach you how to market yourself as a writer in a variety of disciplines as well as business development and strategic planning.
So take some time to look at your overall goals as a writer and then see what you need to do to get there. Don't be so focused on writing that one book that you miss out on opportunities to live other parts of the writer's life.
So we'll see you next week! Have a WONDERFUL 4th of July [for those of you in America]. And to the rest of you, enjoy your week!!
Your Coach for the Journey, Tiffany Colter
Wednesday, July 2, 2008