Career in writing

Who can look into taking up a career in writing ?

  • If you have good writing skills
  • If you can convey your thoughts with ease through writing
  • If you are passionate about writing
  • If you love writing then you can look into taking up a career in writing.

Prerequisites for writing

  • First and foremost prerequisite for writing is the love for writing
  • If you have professional degrees ,diplomas or certificates they can be very useful and can add weight age to your portfolio
  • If you don’t have any professional degree to show then you may need some work of yours that has been published somewhere, etc.

How to get started?

  • You may acquire professional degree in writing
  • If you don’t have professional degree just start writing on various topics and keep on practicing writing and honing your skills in writing.
  • Find writing opportunities wherever possible and take up those opportunities. Contribute to your school or college magazine, contribute to various children’s magazines, contribute articles in newspapers, take part in various writing contests, etc.

Where can I find opportunities?
In the field of writing there are numerous opportunities to look into. Some of them are listed below:

  • Start writing your own comic books.
  • Start writing your own novels.
  • If you have expertise in a particular area like cooking, beauty ,health etc , you can contact your local newspaper , magazine etc. and start contributing your own column and can handle the queries related to your area of expertise.
  • You can become a business writer. A lot of companies require good writers for brand building purposes.
  • You can become a script writer in the field of advertisement, media etc.
  • If you have an expertise or experience in a particular field you can write manuals for various products related to that field .For instance , if your area of expertise is IT (information technology) then you can write manuals for computer related products
  • You can review various products

What kind of remuneration do I get?
Writing can be very lucrative. Remuneration depends upon your skill and what field you choose for writing taking into consideration that writing is very vast field in itself.


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