You’ve been dreaming of this day to write something great and sell it for money, and now it’s finally here. You have a story to tell, and you want to tell it exactly how and where you want to. You might be wondering where to sell your creative writing – we’ve all been there. There are so many options, and choosing one can be difficult. Where should you start? We’re glad you asked, because here’s the answer. Start with these steps, and before you know it, you’ll be taking orders and getting paid for your work.
Get A Name For Your Work
The very first thing you need to do is get a name for your work. Do you have a story you want to share with the world? Great! But what’s the best way to go about it? You can opt for a professional-looking domain name that will be much easier to brand. Or you can use your real name, but perhaps add a little creativity to it. For example, you could use Saulnier as your pen name to create a brand for yourself, or you could use your real name but add an “e” to the end to make it memorable – Sayanpc. Now is the perfect opportunity to build a brand for yourself, so don’t be afraid to take advantage of it!
Set A Budget
Once you have a name for your work, it’s time to set a budget. There are so many wonderful stories out there, and you deserve to tell as many of them as possible. However, that doesn’t mean you should be limited by a budget – you should always be looking for ways to expand your mind and reach more people. If you want to write a novella or a short story collection, go for it! But before you do, you should set a budget so you can actually afford to buy the paper and ink for your kindle (or whatever device you use to read your creative work). Remember, your budget doesn’t have to be insanely high – it just needs to be enough to cover your costs for rent, food, and other essentials that come with being a full-time writer (cellphone, laptop, etc.).
Find A Niche
Once you have a name for your work, it’s time to find a niche. What type of stories do you want to write? Are you a fantasy writer? Maybe you want to write a historical fiction tale? There are so many different ways to go about telling a story, so find a way to fit your personal preferences and strengths. Think about the sorts of stories you’ve read and enjoyed, and then try to write one (or more) based on that. The perfect place to start is by thinking about your personal story – what was your path to becoming a writer? It’s a great way to find your writing style and figureheaded and it will give you a foundation for your creative work. Once you have an idea of what you want to write, it’s easier to find a niche.
Make Sure Your Work Is Unique
Whatever genre you choose, make sure your work is as unique as possible. Everyone enjoys a good story, but not all stories are created equal. You can’t just copy and paste another person’s work and call it your own. If you are writing a literary piece, make sure that it is a piece that will stand out – this means practicing clear and concise grammar, using precise vocabulary, and making sure that your metaphors, similes, and other figure of speech are all appropriate. If you want to write a commercial or thriller story, make sure that you add a bit of mystery and turn it into a compelling read. Remember: if it’s not interesting enough to read, it won’t draw enough people in the first place. Being unique will help you stand out, and that’s all you need to focus on.
Learn How To Market
Now that you have a unique story and you know exactly what type of story you want to write, it’s time to learn how to market. What platforms do you plan on using to promote your work? Social media is an essential part of any writer’s toolkit, and it’s a place where you can connect with potential readers. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms are great places to get in touch with your audience and let them know you exist. If you can find an engaged audience, you’ll be able to gain valuable readers and establish yourself as an authoritative voice in your chosen field. You can also use social media to reach out to other writers and establish a supportive community. It’s a place where anyone can connect with those whose mindsets and techniques they’re just starting out with, so don’t be afraid to reach out to others in your chosen field and let them know you’re there. Word of mouth is still one of the most effective forms of marketing there is, so don’t hesitate to spread the word about your work!
Build A Following
Once you have a decent following on social media, it’s time to build a following. If you want to be able to write commercial stories, you’ll need to build a bigger audience. One of the best ways to do this is by giving away free samples of your work – whether it’s a short story, novel excerpt, or even a full-length novel. People love free stuff, and it’s a great way to connect with potential readers who might otherwise never have heard of you. Having an engaged audience is half the battle, and you can gain valuable tips and tricks from those whose opinions you value. Free samples are a great way to build a following, so don’t be afraid to offer them to your audience on social media – sometimes it’s the little things that count. (There’s also the option of offering a percentage of the proceeds from your work to a charity of your choice. Whether you decide to do this or not is totally up to you.)
Get To Work
At this point, you’re probably wondering how to write the darn thing. The answer is by getting to work! You want to sit down and start writing your novel (or short story) as soon as possible. Never fear – this is what you came for. Now is the time to put those words on paper, and the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll be able to finish. Don’t worry about perfecting your work or about whether or not others will like it. You can always revise later – the only thing that matters is getting the words down on paper, whether they’re perfect or not. Plus, at this point, you have an entire city (or country!) of people waiting to tell you their own stories.
To conclude, we want to thank you for choosing to be a full-time writer, and we wish you all the best on your journey. While there are many ways to make money writing, none of them seem as appealing as actually being paid to do what you love. If this sounds like something you’re interested in pursuing, then we encourage you to follow the above steps, and you’ll be on your way to becoming a full-time writer in no time!