Getting Started in Writing Month; Part Two ““Getting Experience in Writing”

As I said in the introduction to these articles, a little experience is needed. We may know how to write simple things but being a writer is completely different. One thing I can honestly say is that a writer does not need a degree. I do not have a degree in Journalism. When I went to college, it was for something completely different. Some people in mid life decide to become writers.  Some people in their thirties decide to do a career change and become a novelist. You do not need a degree to be a writer but you do need to know what you’re doing or people will not read your work.

Now if you are deciding to be a professional business writer, then you will need a degree. Most companies are looking for people that have the experience as well as the educational background to do the job. So before you start running full force into writing, make sure you know the ins and outs of the particular profession.

One suggestion for getting experience is to take online courses. You can find free online courses everywhere. You can also check at your local library or community bulletin board to see who is offering writing courses. If you have a friend that has experience as a writer, ask them to give you a few pointers.

If you are looking to get a degree for your particular business, look up community colleges that offer the course you’re looking for. Community Colleges are only two years and you will be done in no time.

Stay Tuned for Part Three: Displaying your work

Important tips to follow:

  • What is your angle of writing
  • Do you need a degree
  • Check out free courses online or in your community
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