Originality – Dinstictiveness – Motivation
Writers don’t have it easy. Nowadays, employers only seek writers that have experience in marketing, advertising and communication. Passionate writers seeking traditional publishing firms to publish and represent them will have difficulty (particularly now) finding success. If your query were in line 530, it would have fallen to 1001 by now. Traditional publishers will only focus on bestsellers from established writers (renowned people in politics, science, academia, etc.). They would rather republish a bestseller from 20 years ago than publish you. It’s no joke.
The purpose of this website is to show new freelance writers that you should remain true to your writing and take matters into your own hands. It’s OK to write business or funding proposals, pitch decks or executive summaries–but be true about your achievements. Write for honest people, step in their shoes and help interpret their vision.
You must be realistic about becoming a professional writer. I have spoken to fellow writers, even those who have been in business for over 30 years. They said the writers’ market had fallen into an abyss and advised me to stick to my job as an executive assistant.
Well, I did not. And I was no longer sure if they were writing for the right reasons. Way before COVID, I used to like travelling in the city using public transport. My habit is observing people’s faces and body language. Those who zone out on the train have my full attention. I wonder if they write, paint or keep a journal. I wonder if their stories will ever be told. How hard are they working towards their dreams?
If you are a writer, I beg you to believe in yourself more than anyone. If you’re not working your dream job, make sure you still pursue your passion in one way or another. Start small and help those around you. Find your voice; be distinctive. Please reach out and connect with me too.
If you need a writer and want to learn more about the nature of self-publishing, please drop me a line.