Thursday, November 2, 2017

How to Become a Writer

As the Writing/Editing industry is rapidly growing in Egypt due to the high demand for the Copywriting and Editorial Writing in general; nonetheless any content related to digital marketing services, I usually receive inquiries on how to start pursing this career.

Here are few tips on How to Become a Writer 
and start earning money for your efforts;

1- Experience Yourself First — Try different writing pieces; an article, an essay, a social media post, a blog post, a short story, a company profile, etc.

2- Know your Specialty — Writing what exactly? THAT, you have to know! There are different fields in the market, so you need to do your homework and start studying different writing styles and techniques.

3- Practice Free Writing — Start a blog, even if it’s not published, to help you with your flow. The coolest platforms in the market are Medium, Blogger (supported by google), and tumblr — they’re all accessible on mobile apps as and support Arabic Language as well.

4- Read more about Ideation & Brainstorming Techniques (Creative Thinking) — Developing ideas is like working out. Your mind is a muscle that needs push ups from time to time.

5- Find a Mentor — Someone who’s willing to guide you and give you prompt and useful feedback.

6- Apply for an Internship — It’s the fastest way to learn and build a portfolio in a short time. Look for digital marketing agencies or media/news organizations for business opportunities.

7- Walk the Walk — Don’t ignore any opportunities to grow and develop yourself. It’s okay to start small. You’ll unleash your capabilities the more your practice your skills.

Last but not least, you can join our Egyptian Writers Community to start networking with fellow writers and check their work as reference.

I’ll be posting more tips in the future in shaa Allah. Feel free to connect with me on Linkedin or Facebook for further help. Good Luck :)

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