How do I start a Career in Writing?


How do I start a Career in Writing?

-by Raj


How do I start a Career in Writing?

A Career in Writing has always intrigued me. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Writing actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Writing. While I was searching for reliable information about a Career in Writing, I came across this amazing page:

Stephen Alter‘s professional point of view!

Stephen Alter is an experienced professional with 40 years in Writing. Stephen Alter has worked in Writing as Writer in Various Literary Assignments. In Stephen Alter’s own words, this is how Stephen Alter got into Writing:

“I am the author of eighteen books of fiction and non-fiction. I was born in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India and much of my writing focuses on the Himalayan region, where i continue to live and work.”

Career Video on Writing

In a video, Stephen Alter has talked about various aspects of a Career in Writing. Stephen Alter started by explaining Writing as: “Writing is when you are engaged in writing books, articles, stories, etc especially as an occupation or profession; an author or journalist.” I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Writing is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Writing. Stephen Alter touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Nature Sciences
  • History
  • Literature
  • Arts

90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Stephen Alter then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Writing:

  • Fluency in Language
  • Critical Thinking
  • Self Discipline
  • Ability to accept Criticism
  • Patience

It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of this Career.
Stephen Alter believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Writing:

  • Work for Yourself
  • Travelling
  • Continuous Learning
  • Close to Nature

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Stephen Alter believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Writing:

  • Uncertainity
  • Publishers keep the Writers in Poverty
  • Lonely Business

In the final section of the video Stephen Alter talks about How a day goes in a Career in Writing. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Writing, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

Career Counseling 2.0

This disposition on a Career in Writing was just the starting point of my research on LifePage. LifePage allows you to explore thousands of Career Options. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 I think LifePage is doing an amazing job of connecting real professionals with Career seekers. It is truly an amazing innovation in the area of Career Counseling. You can learn more about LifePage on:

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