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Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

I was talking recently to Joe of The Ladders, a comprehensive career resource for professionals that takes pride in helping people in diverse demographics with their career no matter what the field. Joe had an unusual question for me: what would I advise someone looking to turn their passion for writing into a career?

This got me thinking. What kind of writing did Joe have in mind? Writing can take so many forms; from blogging and advertising to poetry and creative writing. As a university lecturer, more than half my time was spent writing, as academics have to publish regularly. As a PhD student, I wrote a 75,000 word thesis.

Needless to say, people interested in making a living out of writing will probably combine these forms. For example, they may work on their book, but pay the bills through freelance journalism, content marketing or offering editing services. So…

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