It's Friday, which means that a new podcast episode is now LIVE! This time, we will look at jobs of the future for writers.
At the time when I was finishing my high school education and thinking about which university I should go to, I also began to think of the possibility of being paid to write. Writers get paid, right? I just had no idea how.
As a professional editor I get asked many questions regarding the editing experience, especially by writers who have never used an editor before. There is often a serious misconception regarding editors and what their actual job is, why they charge the way they do, and what their actual contribution is to a writer's project.
When it comes to the Internet, I grew up in the time of dial up internet connections and a speed of 56 kbit/s. Oh yeah. Patience was certainly a virtue back then. If you wanted to get anything done on the Internet, you needed to prepare yourself for long periods of just starting at the screen, waiting for something to load.
When I was about thirteen, I entered my local public library to search for a new book. I did this about twice a month at the time, and I almost always chose a random book from the shelf.
Many things in life inspired me to become a writer, but school was not one of them.
I don't know what makes us choose a vocation. I suppose we all have different reasons why we gravitate towards a particular job. When we’re young it’s usually an honest passion. You love animals and want to see them protected, so you decide to become a veterinarian. You wonder what it feels like to step on the Moon, so you want to become an astronaut. Perhaps a painter, an actor, a doctor, a chef. A storyteller.