Writing Career - Calls for Submissions for Writers and Poets
How to become a career writer In the morning of this full-day session, we’ll discuss how to get into magazines and newspapers, both online and print: what they're looking for, what to write, and how to pitch your work. In the afternoon, we’ll discuss how to stay organized, how much time to spend writing, what to write, how much time to spend mailing things out and contacting editors, and how much time to spend on marketing, along with some marketing tips. This session is for the writers who want to maximize their time and income. Attendees will walk away with a clear understanding of what it takes to be a career writer, including organizational skills, writing assignments, and finances. Terry Persun knows what writers need. He's published a dozen novels and four poetry collections. His latest, Cathedral of Dreams, is a finalist for the ForeWord magazine Book of the Year Award, and his literary novel, Sweet Song, won a Silver IPPY Award in 2012. He has also published two poetry collections: Every Leaf and Barn Tarot, and six poetry chapbooks (two were contest winners). Terry is a freelance magazine writer, technical writer, and regular lecturer at writers conferences across the United States. He serves on the board of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. If you aren't a member of the Whidbey Island Writers Association and would like to attend this event at a discount, join here.
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hi I would like a career in writing but I just dont know what to do. I was into journalism but had a talk with a journalist a few weeks ago and got really discouraged. I have a blog and write short stories. But I just dont know what to do in my life. I am 18 years old and would like to stop wasting time and money in lectures I am not going to use. Currently I am doing a course on media production and I’m liking it. But it is like there is something missing. When I write I feel whole.
Well Skyi, I personally don’t think jealousy is going to get you anywhere. If you obsess over comparing yourself to your peers, you will be in a constant state of negativity. Also, you should keep in mind that regardless of how well you write, you are not entitled to success, especially in a field that you chose not to pursue. I think your best course of action would be to accept that you are where you are right now because of the choices that you (and you alone) made. Once you accept responsibility for your life, you can set a new course and start pursuing a career in writing. It’s never too late to become a writer. Stop focusing on what other writers are achieving and concentrate on writing the best you can. The only way to be a writer is to write.