‘Writing in 21st century’- The aspects are changed. The meaning of ‘Writing’ has disguised in numerous mantles in this era.
Writing- is not only creative or imaginative today. Not only fiction or non-fiction. Writing today can be content writing, news writing, report writing, academic writing,resume writing and so on. Writing has in fact, come forward in novice disguises these days.
If you want to become a writer and earn money, you need to select a few of the aisles that are available today. You should predominantly understand, work upon and select two or three ways of writing, to earn money.
To write fiction or non-fiction books – is a core work of those who wants to become a ‘writer’ in true sense. But to earn money through writing you can be a content writer, resume writer, or a story writer. You can write learning materials of institutes or you can blog to earn. Lets study how many types of writing career are there to become a writer in the 21st century :
1. Master The Art of Content Writing : All the high-tech companies these days badly need content writers. Unlike 10 or 15 years back, companies today have become highly technical. All the companies are creating their websites, online materials , brochures, social media pages and so on. They badly need content writers to maintain these pages.
If you can glue your but to the chair and can work on sentences , words and alphabets for hours, to carve a structure to impress the targeted customers, you can think about this career. If you have stored a vast vocabulary in your brain and a love for creating writing pieces , you can initially earn up to 10K to 15K per month, which can hike upto INR 60k to 1 lakh.
2. Learn Blogging to earn jobs : Blogging and personal website is something that creates trust in a writer’s personality. Your website can leave a message among the employers that you are serious about your writing career. And that they can trust you and hire you as a writer.
To create your website is not an expensive or lengthy task these days. One can himself/herself can create a website just spending negligible amount. WordPress, GoDaddy, Mozello, Wix.com, are a few domains which helps creating personally a website. You can blog on the website , as per your availability of time and can mention the website in your resume, too. Interested employers can visit your website to read your blogs as samples of your writings. That can be a bonus for the recruiters to understand your talent.
3. Publish being an Article Writer : If you have been a reader so far about some special subject say artistry, real estate, social problems, handicraft, gadgets, food, fashion or travel you must be having something to share with the masses. You can give your thoughts a face by weaving them in a needed structure according to the targeted publication.
Newspapers and Magazines need articles and features on regular basis. And if you have something in your writing they will definitely buy your articles. Initially you may get a very small amount for each article/feature but after achieving a remarkable tag of experience you will start getting a handsome amount for each 500 or 1000 words article. And you can count it as an admirable step towards becoming a ‘writer’.
4. Fall in love with Creative Writing : Wikipedia says, ‘ Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics.’
So, creative writing is something that demands tons and tons and tons of mental work, understanding, experience, knowledge and tactics. One just can’t sit and write an impact-full creative writing which is sale-able ,too!!!! If you want to write short stories , novellas, and novels on which readers would expense their pennies ,you need to first Read good writers’ creations, will have to learn characterization, plot creation, and so many more things to create a right piece of literature. So, creative writing is a different world, than content writing , resume writing or brochure writings.
But once you master this art of ‘Creating Writing’ , start publishing your books– Fiction or Non-fiction — you will earn millions through your pen and brain, trust me.
Writers are writers, they play with the alphabets, words, their meanings and their presentations. Writers target their readers. They know what is their intended impact on the readers. To be a writer ,it needs intelligence, hard-work,understanding of what the readers want, and a will to serve employer according to their expectations.
So, the ball is in your court. You will have to decide ,what do you want to write? Would you prefer a 9 to 5 job or would love to be a freelancer. Would you be excellent in writing novels or contents? It’s up to you in which direction you want to go. But two things are for sure.
One is that all these types of writing are inter-woven and can flourish your career, if you try your hand on them simultaneously.To be a writer you should indulge in more than two writings, at least. And the second is that to be a writer you will at least need a laptop and a constant wi-fi connection, along with your talent, passion, hard-work, and perseverance.Without surfing on the internet and gathering knowledge more than you are in need of, you can not write a real piece of writing !!
Your career can not go on a significant height unless you work -hard towards your goal. William Faulkner had said once, “Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
In the same way, before writing a 1000 words’ master piece, one has to read 10,000 words, and write at least 5000, then only he or she gets a 1000 refined words that will be a new message about the subject, and that will impress or teach your reader , publisher or employer !
Ernest Hemingway has said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
So, let’s start. Create a website, post a few blogs, apply for the jobs. Meanwhile start writing articles on your favorite subjects. And Read . Just Read always if you really want to be a ‘Writer’ !