Two years ago I was given my very first piece of paid writing work. I made a complete hash of it but fortunately my principal was very understanding and took the time to show me exactly what he wanted. Since that first faltering step I’ve become more confident and adept at producing work that clients pay good money for. My name as a writer is almost unknown on the web, however samples of my writing work can now be found on web sites all over the world.
There are two serious observations from my initial story, the first is that messing things up is not the end of the world as it’s how you will learn and get better. The second point is that you will find a lot of people in the writing community eager to help you. Writing for profit is not a closed community and the nature of writing itself, to express yourself and your ideas, automatically lends itself to self-promotion. Writers as a breed just cannot keep quiet about what they produce while good writers are always open to learning as they explore their expressive and creative skills.
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