My favorite part about writing is the emotion journey the characters and reader/ viewers goes through during the story. I find inspiration for my character’s emotional journey through curating Spotify playlist (this isn’t sponsored, I promise but @Spotify please sponsor me. I love you). Today, I’m going to share my go-to playlist for helping me explore more dramatic plots and get into the mindset and heart of the fictional lives I am penning.
The most popular and frequently asked question I receive is some variation of “do you actually make money as a writer?” “How do you survive?” or “How much money are you actually making though?” While my answer contains a question following up with “how do you make money?” or if I know the person’s job ask “how much money are you actually making as a banker” to communicate it is none of said person’s business and two writing is like any career- it has opportunities for various earnings based on what you do and how you do it. For my fellow writers genuinely curious and approaching this question in a nonjudgemental way, welcome! Here are ways you can support yourself while pursuing your passion as a career.
I’m in a screenwriting class on Tuesday nights to expand my writing skills and venture into a niche I adore! While I understand and practice the principles of writing- formatting a scrip is all new to me- which is why I enrolled in the level one class. My classmates inspired me to write this post and share my top tips for new writers in how to structure time, organize thoughts, and bring ideas to life. Writing in general can seem overwhelming- especially with all of the creative freedom we have. I believe adding structure to the creative process transforms an idea into reality and helps to produce work instead of it sitting in the “development” stage.