Using Creative Writing to Make Money Online
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?
Presage of Downfall
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
There are many areas you can publish your work online. I have tried my luck here:
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
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.
You can have a look at these useful hubs
- 10 habits of highly successful writers.
What habits do the most successful freelancers have these days? How are they different from New freelance writers? These are just two of the many questions I answer in this Hub.
- How Writing Has Changed My life,The Way I Write, And About How Writing has affected You, Like It did
How writing changed my life. How writing and publishing can change your life as well.
Do you think writing is a talent?
© 2011 Patrick Kamau