I come from farmer stock (some generations back) and I once worked on a farm and I am writing a trilogy about onion farmers. It is fair to say I have an interest in farmers. Part of my trilogy deals with all the things farmers have to be beyond their ability to grow onions. They have to know the earth, prepare it and restore it. They have to know the weather and how to handle it. They have to know the market place to sell their wares. They have to know about transportation. They have to know how to handle money. They have to know how to sell.
This following list by Robert Lee Brewer details some of the many chores a writer has to do. After the words are done.
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The 8 Jobs of Modern Writers
by Robert Lee Brewer
Writing is a funny business. You get into writing because you love it. Then, you love it so much that you want to make a career out of the writing. It's possible, but as you pursue your dream of becoming a full-time writer it becomes apparent that there's more to being a writer than just writing.
In fact, I think I have narrowed down the scope of being a writer to eight jobs. Plus, I've included two extra jobs for those writers who are always in pursuit of extra credit. These jobs are the hats a writer must wear to find success as a freelancer in today's publishing/media environment. Not every hat will fit perfect at first, but writers should play off their strengths and work to improve their weaknesses.
Here are the 8 jobs of modern writers:
- Writer.Believe it or not, the writing should always come first. If the other seven jobs ever start to overwhelm you, remember to fall back on the writing. That's your bread and butter as a writer.
- Editor.Don't fall into the trap of thinking that someone else can correct all your mistakes. Sure, an editor will help improve (or at least alter) your writing, but that's only after your work has been accepted. Your job as a writer is not just to string words and sentences together; it's to string the best words and sentences together--with a minimum of grammar and spelling mistakes. (more) http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/2011/12/8-jobs-of-modern-writers.html?et_mid=529154&rid=3201213 (image) http://museum.gov.ns.ca/rfm/en/home/aboutrossfarm/default.aspx