Moving Into Full-time Writing

This week on Hide and Create Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland, Joshua Essoe and Moses Siregar discuss how to shift into writing full time.

In 2010 when I decided to be a full-time editor, I had studied my market for months. I spoke with professionals in that field, I educated myself, I created a business plan, I set goals for my business and then I jumped in head-first. And you know what? It worked.

You have to be in the right head space to make a career in the creative fields work. You must be willing to treat it like a regular job and be able to mind yourself when you tell yourself to get to work. Self-employment is a completely different mindset and takes a lot of self-motivation.

Be prepared. Here there be dragons — let us help you keep them all on the page.

About Joshua Essoe

Joshua Essoe is a full-time, freelance editor. He's done work for David Farland, including the multi-award winning novel, Nightingale, Dean Lorey, Moses Siregar, Jen Greyson and numerous Writers of the Future authors and winners, as well as many top-notch independents.

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