Why Some Writers Discover It Onerous to Make a Residing Writing | by Niharikaa Kaur Sodhi | The Startup | Aug, 2023


(And what to do about it)

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There was a quick time that I needed to be a author after I was a child. As a single baby, I spent my free time on their lonesome in my room drawing or writing. It was solely after ten that studying grew to become a pastime.

I began writing after I was seven.

At fifteen, after being assured that I’m ok (as a result of my English trainer informed me so) and consistently publishing for the varsity journal and publication, I knew its time to make a profession writing.

This was clearly after I needed to be a dressmaker after which a pilot till I realised how a lot I suck at science and math.

My dad and mom and I went to a profession counsellor.

Although all aptitude exams beneficial me to pursue legislation, I needed to offer writing a attempt.

She informed me I may very well be a journalist. And that is essentially the most ‘secure’ path for a author.

I don’t suppose I’ve the nerve for journalism. It’s exhausting, has lengthy hours, and doesn’t really feel too protected for a girl in India. At the least for me, I’d be scared to work at odd hours open air and canopy crime. So I settled on mass communication, which once more didn’t occur.

Lengthy story quick — I ultimately grew to become a full-time author at 25 because of the Web.

However I nonetheless learn how folks throughout age teams are discovering it exhausting to write down full time. As a result of what profession path can we choose at present?

A journalist?



Too many choices are as nerve-wrecking as an absence of them.

The web period has modified all the ball recreation. It’s complicated for individuals who aren’t used to it. One among my college students has been a theatre-play author in New York for many years. And now he desires to write down on-line, nevertheless it’s not straightforward.

It’s chaotic.

Put up a number of instances a day on Twitter.

Have interaction.

Present worth.

There’s a lot content material round us that someone even with a lot depth and data of writing will discover it troublesome to adapt.


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