It’s no easy task making writing a career choice. The publishing world is a difficult one to break into but not an impossible one. Now a days there are many different ways to publish your work. From content article writing to e publishing and self publishing venues. It’s a rather large industry in this day and age, so many options to be had. Being passionate about your work is the key to success. Writing every day is also key to success. It doesn’t matter what you write only that you practice your skills every day. It’s that old adage “use it or lose it”.
Here are a few tools for you writers out there:
Writer.com – portfolio and email for free. You have a whole network and community of fellow writers to help you with critiques and guidance.
NaNoWriMo – Take the challenge, it’s free, it’s fun and it’s great writing practice.
Storymind.com – Freebie writing courses, valuable on an authors budget. Especially a budding and new author.
Poynter’s News University – Not all the courses are free but the ones that are not are pretty nominal fees. Almost all the courses are webinar or self propelled courses. They are a very good source of writing practices and standards.
Problogger.net – Great source of freelance blogging gigs and jobs.