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Writing for a living is like any other job, it's what you make it. You have to decide what makes you happy. Most of these million or more aspiring writers want to write for the sale of writing. These people also think that writing offers rich rewards in almost innumerable markets. However, to be realistic, only a few make it through to stardom, because they love to write and they work hard at writing. Do you write to make money? Are you a Internet whore that just wants to make a few dollars here and there? Are you are serious writer? If you are serious, then let's get started.

Writing or Blogging, helpful hints

There are so many different levels for a writer so sometimes you have to peel back the layers and find the true meeting of what type of writer you want to be. Start by understanding the basics, writing is a system of human communication by means of visual symbols and signs. The most primitive stages of "writing" or markings on objects date back to almost the earliest man. Keep in mind the first fully develop systems of word writing appeared only about 5,000 years ago! So no amount of brilliance or skill can serve to make a writer successful unless he or she has the creative impulse to sit down and to work and keep working hard!

Creative Writing starts with Novels, Plays, Scripts, Poetry, Short Stories, and Journalism. Other kinds of writings are columns, children's writing, critical writing and essay writing. What type of a writer are you? Research these different platforms of writings are important so you can find out what style of writer you want to be. Or you can gradually grow from one style to another until you find what works best for you. All have benefits and you can make money with any of the above writing styles. I think all writers have one thing in common, we just want to be published regardless if it's a book, article or report. However, making a littel money is always a bonus!

Life as a writer, dedication is the first word that comes to mind. Be dedicated to your trade, be persistent and keep working! Here are some tools of the trade that can help you develop your style and hopefully make you money while doing it; These websites will help you and as you learn, write and learn you will make more money. Writing is a craft and you continue to write, read, you will continue to learn, that is what writer's do. Make money while you learn, how cool is that?

Websites & Helpful Tools!

Top websites and helpful tools;

Writer's Market, great place to research the market, market trends, help from other writers on publishing and best place to publish your work. Helps you to find out how to sell your book and where to sell your book. This site does require a membership fee.

Twitter, most of your fellow writers will be here, agents, publishers, journalists and many others. This is a social networking site and it's turning into a unique resource for us writers. Plus, you can "tweet" all your articles, blogs and other information on your account.

Hubpages, this website offers writers from all over the world the opportunity to share their writings, articles, information to all. If you are the experienced writer or the green behind the ears writer, this site is a great resource for all levels of writing, agents and editors. Helpful forums, blogs, tips and pearls about writing, publishing, life, and money.

Wikipedia, this website is a wonderful to do research, gather information, and learn about new things. It's about learning and helping you write better. A worth of information right at your fingertips.

Author Tech Tips, this website offers basic explanations on social networking to blogging to podcasting, to writing. This awesome site helps give advice to all "non techies" and to others that need anytime of help.

Once Written, this website offers writers to have their books reviewed. Honest, direct feedback about their books prior to publishing. Very useful tool to help understand the book publishing and writing world along with money that is out there for all of us writers.

Moon Town Cafe, network of poets, thousands of poets that read, listen and watch all kinds of poetry and share their advice and expertise on the poetry. Internet tool that is powerful for the poets out there.

Redgage, the Internet site is helpful to advertise your writings, learn about the type of writer your are, help in forums and blogs. This website helps you make money off your writings as well.

Success in writing for publications comes from laborious practice in writing and from gradual development in literary skills and techniques. An aspiring writer should have some other job to live on until he or she has learned something about the craft. However, once that craft is learned and perfected, it will bring monetary value to that individual. The websites above are excellent resources to all aspiring writers today, so take advantage of these opportunities and start living as a writer!

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Lucey Knight profile image

Lucey Knight 7 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

Very well said!


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judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

Keep writing and you will fulfill your dreams!


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gusripper 7 years ago

Darling,writting is the way to say wellknown words in your style ,which must be one and different from the others.


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

" The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies." ~Ray Bradbury

Writing is about pure passion tempered by reason; this is how I write, not why I write...Writing is like a golf swing...the good ones are loose, natural, free-swinging... the not so good ones are structured, stiff, mechanical, and artificial...Thanks for this interesting Hub, and remember, the waste basket is a writers best friend...Go for it !!!


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EverythingMouse 7 years ago

I think I always wanted to be a write but it is only in recent years that I realized I could actually be one! Wishing you every success in the future.


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bingskee 7 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

hi, Ladybird, writing is therapeutic. one cannot force writing anything. it has to flow naturally to produce good writing pieces.

all the best for you in honing your skills.


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msorensson 7 years ago

You are a terrific writer, Ladybird33


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Ladybird33 7 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Lucey, Thank you for reading and commenting!

Judydianne, you comment is the title of my next hub, no lie, I loved your comment!

Gusripper, you are so right and your comment hit home and I needed to hear it, thank you so much.

Maven, I love the quote (you know I am a quote person) and your comment make me laugh because I play golf and that was a wonderful comparsion! You are a wonderful man!

Everythingmouse, write and write more, it's the best and I have done it all my life. After I write, I feel better!

Bingskee, yes writing is theapeutic and thank you so much, you are always helping me!

Melinda, you are the dearest friend anyone can ever have, your encouragement makes me want to do more and much better. Thanks you many times over.


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Philipo 7 years ago from Nigeria

There is indeed fulfilment in writing. It gives you an opportunity to express yourself and say things as they are.

Wish you the best.


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Ladybird33 7 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Philipo, Wish you the best too, and yes, writing is true fulfillment.


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Ladybird like you the only things I have had published is a poem and a few letters etc. I have written 2 romance novels. But like I said before, I dont have the technical knowledge. Maybe I do but dont know when and how and cannot pick up when it is wrong. cliches and all that garbage. But I still write and dream. Everyone has dreams so keep on writing. and have fun too. meeting friends all the time especially in hubs.


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Eileen, thank you for commenting and giving me hope, truly I mean it.


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claudialepo 6 years ago from Firenze

Writers are born before of printing press, so definitely we don`t need to publish to be writers. I`m sure that some of us are meant to be writers. They can discover it or not, but they have the potentiality to do that. You are a writer, moreover, since we are reading one of your piece and finding it interesting, well written and pleasant to read. If yours pieces need of editing, then just spend some time working on them! Don`t waste your job, I am sure that it would be a pity for literature (and for Hubs also!) :)


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA Author

claudialepo, thank you for your comments, much appreciated.


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Sunnyglitter 6 years ago from Cyberspace

I haven't heard of a few of the sites you mentioned. I'll check them out soon. Good article!


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Sunnyglitter, I hope some of these help. Always good to swap advice on what's going on in the big world of the web :) thanks for reading!


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Spider Girl 6 years ago from the Web

Thanks for sharing, I was unfamiliar with Once Written and Author Tech Tips. Rated useful!


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SEOshortcuts 6 years ago from San Francisco CA

I was expecting to find oDesk, Guru, Demand Studios, etc. - you came out of left field. Great tips, I learned about many sites I never even heard of.

Thanks!


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Spider Girl, I hope this helps and thanks for stopping by!


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA Author

SEOshortcuts, yes, this is different which is what I wanted to do, but I really want it to help everyone too! Thanks for the comment, much appreciated.


Jess 21 months ago

Beryl , what an Beryl , what an amazing repice, I followed your directions to the T and it was amazing my wife and 2 children 3 & 5 yrs old all ate it up. AMAZING , That night the kids slept wit my wife & I because they do that some nights and all 4 of us were in our king size bed and Laughing because those beans gave us some wonderful anal artillary. I will check out some of your other video's as wellBlessings and Grace,Warren Tibbs , KC Missouri

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