The life of a writer is harder than many think it is. Freelance writers have to put in a lot of hours into research and meet deadlines. Also, they must edit and revise their own work to match the client’s needs and requests. Blog writers and social media writers have it the same. To understand more about writers, you must understand what they go through and who they are. Below is a list of the most common misconceptions about writers.
All Writers are Authors
Most writers have run into this common misconception in a conversation. Claiming to be a writer, people assume that writing consists of books and novels. There are more blog writers and freelance writers than authors, including unpublished authors.
Writing is Not a Strenuous Job
Freelance writers, face a different kind of workout. thinking and researching, focusing on the screen with arms bent at an angle for long periods of time. Smoke barrels out their ears as their brains work overtime with every assignment. A common misconception is that writing is something anyone can do, but it isn’t. Sure, anyone can slap some words together for a social media post. Will that post bring in an audience and reader interaction?
Every writer that has attempted to write a book, or has written a book knows that we do not have magical fingers. We are perfectionists by trade that strive for greatness through words. By the end of the day, we are never happy with our work, there is always something that could be better.
Writers don’t spit out stories like watermelon seeds on a summer day. It is a time-consuming, strenuous process to come up with content. Writers must choose a topic in a pool of endless ideas. Though magic sometimes flows from the fingers, they are not magical.
There is no Money in Writing
The most common misconception many have heard about writers: they won’t make much money. There are cases when a writer flops on a bad story, but there is still a growing market for freelance blog writers. No, we don’t make thousands and thousands of dollars, but we do make enough to live and still have a social life. This brings us to our last misconception about writers.
Writers Have No Social Life
When a lot of people think of writers, they think of someone hunched over a computer all day. Sleeping in a small futon next to their computer desk for short periods of time. Yet, some prominent writers we’ve encountered have extravagant social lives. Where do you think they get their inspiration from?
Social media writers must have a social life to stay up to date on the latest trends and tags. Though most freelance writer works on a deadline, we still find time to be social and outgoing to stay sane.
These misconceptions are very common, and every writer has heard them. Not to mention, everyone who knows nothing of writing has assumed them. It is a job like any other, we choose to do this job because we love it, and that is what is important in life. Love your job!
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