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How to break into writing when it has very little to do with your day job.

  1. Making the Transition from Career Writing to Creative Writing: Part 2


    Itís All in Our Approach

    I want to to start with how we approach our task. I am not emphasizing the audience here, but rather seeking to examine how the writer is influenced by his training as he sets out to write. It is my contention that the career professional gets Ďlockedí into how he sees the world, because of his training. This may make it more difficult for him to connect with his intended audience. So, letís take a look at two approaches, a business article ...
  2. Making the Transition from Career Writing to Creative Writing: Part 1 - Introduction

    Out of all the books and articles I have read on writing, only two directly addressed the transition writers must face when writing outside of their career skill set. I wish I could find them, but my entire library is currently boxed up in storage. The insight they have brought me has changed how I view writing. Over the past decade, their kernels of wisdom have sprouted into further thoughts on the subject which, hopefully, will also be helpful to you.

    The reason this transition into ...

    Updated December 27th, 2018 at 11:26 PM by Megan Pearson (to categorize)

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