Many writers have fancied themselves making good money from a career in writing but in most cases, such dreams do not come to pass. However, there are some other writers who genuinely love to spend time creating new pieces and actually go on to pursue a career that is fully inclined to writing jobs from home. Let us take a look at three writing careers you could begin to chase.
- Screenwriting-Every great film that has ever made box office success has a great script behind it. Think Avengers: infinity war, Titanic, Bridge of Spies, The Big Short, Deadpool and a host of other films: these films all existed in the mind of a Screenwriter (or a group of screen writers) before they became a reality. If you are a highly creative writer, you could move towards joining the movie industry as a Screenwriter. This would require you to learn the rubrics of writing scripts and internalize lessons from seasoned screenwriters such as Quentin Tarantino (writer of Kill Bill series and Inglorious Bastards), James Cameron (writer of Aliens, Terminator, Avatars and Titanic). After you may have brushed up your knowledge of how to write a screenplay, the next stage is for you to begin writing. Write scripts that are complex and hold no bounds to human understanding like Inception, or a simple love story between a giant and a child. After writing the scripts, the next step will be to ensure that they are pitched to the right quarters in Hollywood, which includes movie directors, actors and Actresses. You may also have to research how to pitch your script to anyone so that you can tick the right boxes on your way to bringing your script into a high grossing box office successful reality.
- Columnist-Have you ever fancied yourself in a career where you constantly pitch in your words at reputable news organizations and make money from that? As a thesis writer, you may send in you works to students, but being a Columnist is exactly what that career entails. Some of the most successful Columnists include Maureen Dowd, Malcom Muggeridge, Mike Royko (who wrote more than 7500 daily columns over thirty years) and others. Being a great columnist can lead you to win the Pulitzer prize for commentary as well as making good money. To begin, you should choose a writing niche where you would be able to write with ease and groom yourself to become better. After getting a distinct niche, the next is to begin to write your opinion on specific trends, topics, innovations and gossips as well. While writing, you can begin to send in your opinions to local as well as popular news organizations. At the onset of this career, you may not be earning the high amounts that you envisioned but you will be getting the needed recognition and the pay will steadily rise over the years. The beneficial aspect of this career is the flexibility of time that you have, and spare time that can be used to pursue other hobbies as well as a spare business.
- Social Media Manager- The world has become a global village where everyone who wishes to connect, has an online presence. The same is applicable to businesses, brands and other organizations that intend to get new followers, clients as well as better publicity. In order to achieve these lofty goals, they will all need to have highly appealing and very engaging social media platforms where they will communicate with new customer base. Such social media platforms include LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and others. Generally most of these organizations may not have employees who are well versed in writing: that is where you come in. You can build a career by writing for the social media pages of various brands and then getting paid for it. The highly beneficial aspect of this career is that you could confidently manage the portfolios of more than two companies at the same time with the use of great scheduling applications such as Hootsuite.
There is absolutely no paucity of careers that are available for any writer at any given time. You could decide to become an independent author like JK Rowling and have your work transformed into a script for a film, or you could take up a job as a magazine writer. Nevertheless, the most vital thing you should note is that you may encounter a slow start in the career as you are building. However, success is guaranteed when you stick to the career.