Writing completes me, if I were to answer the question why I love writing. It gives me a sense of wholeness that I could easily express my thoughts and ideas well, even to the point of totally getting rid of the ill-feelings I have about someone when I write a letter to that person but not giving the letter.
Without writing, maybe I would always have some pent-up anger locked up inside me and probably vent it out on someone or something. But because of writing, I was able to release all the negative energies that were swelling up inside. That's why I love writing.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Lucky for me, because of my love for writing, I was able to interview some celebrities like Cynthia Luster, Hans Montenegro, Diether Ocampo, Piolo Pascual and, Jolina Magdangal and found out what made them tick if they're not busy with showbiz. And got my byline.
A successful creative entrepreneur. That's a new coined phrase that stems from people who are in business and are also into writing. I know people who are already doing that and are successful. I believe that for a person to be in business and be a creative entrepreneur goes hand in hand.
A lot of bloggers these days have their own websites and they earn money from blogging. They go to a restaurant, a place or experience something, they write about it and get paid for that piece of article. They invite other people to read about their blog and get hits for that page and that’s where they get known for. And if a blogger gets to write about an event every day, to me, that is being successful in being a blogger-creative entrepreneur. Your name gets around the blogosphere.
I also got to be invited by organizers of events and write about the event and got paid for that piece of writing in my blog. I believe that’s one aspect of how I can earn money for my blog. I have to find my niche, let people know I can write and have a blog, get people to invite me to their events and write about them.
I’m sure there are other ways to make money through writing. One can apply for a freelance writing stint online, that’s one way. If you have a bottomless pit of ideas for writing, that’s great.
There is also another way to earn money, these writers are called spinners. They would re-write articles that have already been written. As long as it would pass Copyscape, they’re good to go as plagiarism is definitely a no-no.
But this isn’t what I like about writing. It’s not my cup of tea. I would rather write an original article with my own writing style for others to get an idea how I express myself in writing and appreciate the way I write. For me, that’s one way to gauge what a good writer is.