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Using Creative Writing to Make Money Online

Updated on February 28, 2016

Creative Writing As A Way of Making Money Online

Creative writing is the process of transferring of thoughts or ideas from ones mind to an accessible area like the Internet, books, magazines among others. The writing process starts first in your brain where you conjure up ideas or the story you want to come up with and then from there it’s a matter of transferring to a computer or paper. Then from there your material will be accessed by your intended audience.

Creative writing can help you make money once you come up with a nice masterpiece. This can be through traditional publishing or online publishing which is the trend nowadays. How often have you tried writing be it short stories, novels, scripts and the likes with the intention of getting published? Have you been successful?

Creative Writing

Creative Writing
Creative Writing

Presage of Downfall

My Novel on LULU, Presage of Downfall
My Novel on LULU, Presage of Downfall | Source

Making Money Out of Your Work is Not That Easy

Writing and being published is not an easy game especially to the upcoming writers. It is disheartening especially to have your manuscript rejected wherever you try to submit it to. The question then arises, how then can you be a successful writer with this sort of frustration?

Successful writers encourage the unsuccessful ones to keep on writing and that one day their dream will be fulfilled. Patience, they say, is the key towards success. This might look like a futile exercise to an enthusiastic aspiring writer.

I have tried to think what makes the upcoming writers not to get published. Take for example the daily media; it can humiliate the ambitious writer by not publishing his/her stories and in that case by favoring the already established writers.

This could be so because nowadays the media is out to make quick money rather than play the pivotal role of informing people. Though sometimes through sheer luck, they are able to kill two birds with one stone; they make money and inform the masses.

My Online Published Work

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There are many areas you can publish your work online. I have tried my luck here:

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Out to Make Quick Money

The media usually make a kill by their flashy headlines gotten from politicians. So do not be surprised when you see a political figure mobbed by reporters of both the print and electronic media, with their cameras flashing, microphones and recorders almost pushed into their mouths and pens contending which one will drain ink faster than the other.

So it is incontrovertible that they have no time for the novices. And thus this could be a big setback to the upcoming writers who want to nurture their writing talent. In this way, who can gauge their performance if they are not given that chance of having their articles scrutinized and published if they meet the standards?

And if their articles are not up to standard, a positive criticism should be given as a feedback, not simply throwing the article to the recycle bin (dust bin) and forgetting about it. Ironically the cream of writers started as amateurs too.

Personally I think there are two main reasons for the emergence of gutter press (especially in Kenya, other parts I am not sure of); one for making money and two, the muffled voices, who have nowhere else to turn to, want to be heard.

Do Not Lose Hope as A Writer

However, if you are an inspiring writer, do not lose hope, do not despair. You can join the online writing community (like I am doing) and ‘spit’ what is in your creative mind. We have many online writing forums you can join for example the hub pages, and you can also create a personal blog.

Utilize your talent lest…, start writing now, once you are through with an article others will form in your mind and it will become a process, an unstoppable process. And don’t procrastinate because the wise man said procrastination is the thief of time.

Utilize Your Writing Talent Or Else…

Passage Matthew 25:14-30:

14 For it is as when a man, going into another country, called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his several ability; …

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away.

30 And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible
The Holy Bible

Summing Up

It is up to you as a writer or an upcoming one to get started and stay focused. You must decide what you want out of your life. The most important thing you can do is first to write for yourself before writing for others.

Do you think writing is a talent?

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© 2011 Patrick Kamau

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Brinafr3sh for reading and commenting. I do agree with you that writing also requires passion, without it then there is no writing.

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      Brinafr3sh 4 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi, writing does take creativity, passion, and sometimes talent. Nice article thanks.

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      Patrick Kamau 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks ITcoach for your views. So let us write and tell it to the whole world that what we want them to know.

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      lyns 5 years ago from USA

      @catydid52, So true it truly is a blessing that's benefits us all...and Patkay, yes it's in our genes, writing let's do it...

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      Patrick Kamau 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks a lot lyns.

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      lyns 5 years ago from USA

      You're welcome Patkay, it is truly a gift we have and needs to be shared between one another to me, it inspires our creative juices that much more when we not only write but share our writing with one another, anyway thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day..

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      Patrick Kamau 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks lyns for your vote. It is important for us writers to keep writing so as to satisfy our readers.

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      lyns 5 years ago from USA

      Excellent Patkay, I love how this hub how you went right into the point about writing and the flow amazing, love it can't wait to read more of your work, excellent, I gave this an up and all the goodies that go with it, thanks for sharing this hub very good information. lyns

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      Patrick Kamau 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Amen too Catharine Parks.

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      Catharine Parks 6 years ago

      Amen to that!

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      Patrick Kamau 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks a lot catydid52 for your views, I totally agree with you. So let us keep on writing.

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      Catharine Parks 6 years ago from Windsor

      Writing is definitely a talent, and I believe it is a God-given one. In my case it is, mine started out with songwriting..whatever God wanted to start me off with, was fine with me.

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