Find Out What Drives You As A Writer To Maximize Your Results

If you love to write, then now’s a pretty good time to be alive. Sure, writing is a great hobby, and keeping a journal or a blog is a good way to organize your thoughts and get a pretty unique perspective on things. But many people dream of being a professional writer.
However, just as dog can’t chase two rabbits, you can’t chase two things at once.
To begin with, you’ve got to figure out what’s important to you. When it comes to becoming a professional writer, then there’s two basic reasons. Before you get started, you need to figure out which is the driving force.
On the one hand, people want fame and recognition. If you love the idea of getting mad props from people you meet a parties, or like to see your name up in light, then that’s your driving force.
On the other hand, if you just want to get paid, and live a life of quiet luxury doing whatever you want, whenever you want, then that’s your driving force.
Nothing wrong with either one. Just that if you’re chasing one, but you really want the other one, you might run into problems.
If you’re looking to be famous, then start writing for Kindle. Start writing for major publications. Get your name in front of as many people as possible. Also, you may not become famous on your own, but if you become a regular contributor to some of the most well known blogs, news outlets, and websites, this can be just as good. Telling people you write for Slate or Huffington Post can give you some instant credibility.
On the other hand, if you are after the payday, then freelancing is what you’re after. Work on your copywriting and sales skills.
You’ll be well known in certain circles, but not to the general population. You’ll tell people you’re a writer, and then they’ll ask who you write for. Then you’ll tell them, and they won’t have a clue what you’re talking about.
But then they’ll notice your clothes, your car, your diamond watch, and figure you must be pretty good at it, whatever it is you do.
Naturally, you don’t have to choose one of these at the exclusion of the other. It’s OK to have both. You can become rich because you are famous. You could just as easily become famous because you are rich.
Just pick whichever one is the most important to you, and the other one will usually follow.

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