As a writer, you need to set the scene for your readers. Knowing what your audience wants to read and executing a well-done piece of writing will help you to attract and keep fans for your written work.
Writing can be very addictive, especially if you love it and find it difficult to tear yourself away from your work, but all writers need something to write about. Having a part-time job can provide you with inspiration for your work.
Your part-time job can also be ideal for allowing you to earn extra income while you concentrate on your writing.
Writers obviously need something to write about, and having a part-time job can certainly come in handy.
A writer who specialized in writing articles focused on business and entrepreneurship will benefit from actually being an entrepreneur herself.
The writer’s part-time job as a business owner will provide plenty of perspective to share with her readers. You will have difficulty writing about topics you have not either researched or don’t have personal experience with.
A part-time job in the field you are writing about will make you seem more credible to your readers.
Having a part-time job can be a good distraction for when you are suffering from writer’s block. Feeling stuck and unable to produce written work is a terrible experience for a writer to go through.
As a writer, you will not get paid for blank pages, and if there is nothing new to write then there isn’t written work to sell.
A part-time job can be a wonderful comfort if you struggle with having writer’s block because the job can serve as a much-needed distraction from the frustration of not being able to write.
The money earned from the part-time job will also help you with paying for food, clothing, shelter, and other expenses.
A part-time job can also serve as a motivator for you to work diligently to be as successful as possible with your writing.
This is especially true if you do not enjoy your part-time job and want to do everything within your power to avoid having to rely on the job on a full-time basis.
Even if you do like working at your part-time job, if your goal is to work as a writer full-time, you can use your part-time job as a measuring stick to track your goal.
To do this, you can set a goal for yourself to only work at your part-time job for a maximum of three years because within that timeframe, you plan to boost your writing portfolio in your spare time and work towards the goal of writing full-time.
When the three years are up you can reflect on the actions you took on working towards your goal to write full-time and decide on which direction you want to take your writing career in.
Part-time jobs can be very helpful to writers. A part-time job provides some stability during uncertain times when publishers don’t call you back right away with good news that they purchased your manuscript.
There are many opportunities to write for Internet publications and you can set up your own blog online; anything to promote your work.
The people you meet at your part-time job can serve as good source experts to refer to in your writing. And, if you are writing fiction, the people you meet at work can inspire interesting characters for you to create.
If you can, try to get a part-time job working in the writing industry as a fact checker or proof-reader or even delivering newspapers. Working in the industry can increase your opportunities to meet people who can help you to promote your work.