The Writing Industry
& Why It’s Like No Other
Have you ever tried to insert yourself flawlessly into a new career path, just to find that you have to be let in first? Actors must get approved for the role after rounds of auditioning. Lawyers spend years preparing to get into a prestigious law school. Filmmakers spend decades yearning for their film to gain mass exposure & fame. The realm of literature, however, is different. The criteria for being a writer is inclusive, for the craft does not discriminate. If you have quality work, and a quality work ethic, you will get exposure. In fact, anyone’s work has the chance to get this exposure, since anyone with Internet access has the same set of platforms being used to publish.
There seem to be no limits when it comes to writing. Due to lack of confines, it’s easier than ever, in this day and age, to get exposure. With this limitlessness also comes a sense of freedom while creating content. Writers are thought leaders, and they have lots of freedom while creating their content. There are little boundaries toward what one can write about, where they can apply to publish, or how they can promote it. You can even write as anybody you want, choosing the pseudonym of choice for that specific work.
Not only does freedom exist within the content of your work, since you are free to write about almost any topic of choice, but writers possess total and complete freedom within the actual structure of their job. By this, I mean their work schedule! Authors can write at any time of day, all day long, and take a day off whenever they choose. Although, that is not recommended. One can be a full time writer, write as a side hustle or even a mere hobby that comes around every once in a while when they finally decide they’re ready to manifest that romance novel. Writers are free. Nobody will encourage them toward one path or block them from another, it’s all up to them. Writing, for writers, is never busy work. Even the seemingly tedious task of editing evokes the growth of the intellectual mind. Learning takes place when you write and learning takes place when you read, which, as is well known, all successful writers do both.
The writing industry is inclusive. As a writer, one can never be too young or too old, for the audience shall concern themselves with the content of the written word over the characteristics of the one who created it. Furthermore, the author is free to hide any characteristic that brings them trouble, disguising themselves behind a screen while bringing about meaningful content, not holding back the message. Writers do not even have to possess a certain caliber of knowledge, since they are free to write about any topic they feel they know lots about, or any topic that interests them to share their opinion on.
Writers and readers look for the outcast, the things not thought about. Oftentimes, it is the underdog that has the best work, since it consists of things that the majority turns their back towards. As a writer, you will not be judged on superficial aspects like you are in the real world, but your thoughts that come out on paper. In this medium, there are no limits, for you can write about anything, and be who you want to be while writing about it. You can do this from anywhere, with anyone. The written word is not merely an entertaining hobby on the side, but a platform in which anyone is free to share their thoughts, and perhaps, world-changing ideas.