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Can everybody be a writer?



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Can everybody be a writer?

There is no doubt that there are many ways to make money online. Yet, from my experience, many people seem to prefer opting for writing. This has led to many 'writers', who have reduced the quality of writing services online in my opinion. I am sure that writers know what I mean by this, and there may be some buyers who purchased writing services which were not satisfied with the service offered. So, do you think that everybody can embark on an online writing career, simply because all it takes is typing? I personally think that this should not be the case, yet there are many low quality writers around unfortunately.

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Lynne

No I don't believe that everybody can be a writer. Writing takes a lot more than typing a few words. These words must be well written, without spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

An article must be well thought out and the topic must be written in an interesting and engaging manner.

Not everyone is capable of doing this and it certainly takes a lot of practice and learning to get it right.

I do believe that most people can write if they are determined to learn and they understand the importance of quality writing. However there are some people that will most likely never get close to being a writer.

Just my opinion.



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EliteWriter

You are right. There is so much to writing, and it is not easy to make an article interesting, flowing and well written, while ensuring that the reader is going to keep reading it till the end. It is a skill, and something that you learn by a lot of practice.



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menchuuy58

I strongly affirm your point. I believe that writing skills can be honed. Just always write in order to develop writing skills.



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jeffreyjose48

Everyone can write. We can write our names on paper. But the professional writers are different. They took writing and bring it to a higher level.



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hitmeasap

The way I see it, writer and "writer".
I would say that I'm a "writer" as I'm an author and I'm actively writing posts, replies and things like that. However, I wouldn't consider myself to be a writer. A writer is what Lynne explained above and I'm nothing near that. I'm not native in English and I'm fully aware of my spelling and grammar issues, even though I write the way I believe it's spelled.. That being said, when I've written my ebooks I've often had them proofread and edited by native, copywriters, even though I didn't hire one for my last ebook. So the bottom line is, that I would call myself a "writer" but not a writer.



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EliteWriter

Your english is very good compared to what I experienced from people who claimed that they were article writers, believe me! I think you are to be classified as a writer because you express yourself well.



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hitmeasap

Thank you EliteWriter, I appreciate your kind words. Things like this are awesome to hear actually. Let me explain why. First of all, you gave me a "Pat on the back" and that alone is fantastic. It makes you (or at least me in this case) feel appreciated. That means a lot. Secondly, you "praised me" even further by comparing my writing skills with article writers and you didn't stop there. You also added a third thing which was the sentence where you mentioned "classified". For me, that's three superb reasons to call myself a writer. This is what I love about Ionicware's marketplaces and the community discussions. People are honest, inspiring and people don't judge you or look down on you for no reason. This is what Freelancing is all about. To help others. To inspire them and to motivate them.

The same "thank you" goes to Lynne, Mike and all the other CD moderators and the whole Community too. This inspired me to write a new topic. Thank you very much!



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EliteWriter

You are most welcome Can everybody be a writer? I am glad that my comment made you feel better about yourself and your skills. I know what I am saying believe me as I have had to deal with many people who tried to sell their writing services. Back when I tried to set up a team, I just never managed to find good writers at all, and so I just gave up!



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hitmeasap

It sure made me feel better about myself and my skills. There's no question about it! - I can relate to you when you tried to set up a team of writers. I've been in the same situation too. However, I had a better outcome as I could find a handful of talented people when I was searching for them.. Even though I spent several weeks looking for them. And sure, it wasn't super-skilled writers I was looking for.

Have you tried to find writers nowadays?



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EliteWriter

No to be honest I made the decision to stick to it on my own. After all it ends up being time consuming not only to find a good writer or two, but also to assign the work, get it back, check it out, make amendments, and so on. Then you have to go through the process of making sure that everything is in order, including payments. And also, there is the issue that I have many loyal clients who would tell if it were not me who wrote the article. So I came to the conclusion to do it all myself.



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Lynne

Andre, I do believe it is important to distinguish things here. There are English speaking people that "write" and make so many mistakes simply because they are sloppy and you can see these are sloppy mistakes. Then there are writers that are not English speaking but take due diligence and care with their writing and yes of course make a mistake here and there.

There is a massive difference between the two and you can see it immediately. I have no issue with seeing the odd mistake in your writing. However an English person that can't be bothered with their writing is something that drives me crazy.

I see people "writing" without using proper punctuation. They don't bother using full stops or even to start a new sentence with a capital letter.



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hitmeasap

I can totally see the difference. Even though I might not have thought of it like that before this discussion. Or before the other topic. I appreciate all the motivation Lynne, and all the kind words. Read the above reply and you'll have a thank you in there too! Can everybody be a writer?



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Cristian

No, I don't think writing is for everyone most people don't have the patience necessary to learn to write, it take a lot of time to actual produce good writing if you are not natively talented in this niche, some people just are good at it right from the start, other, like me for example, need to polish their writing skills over years of trial and error type of thing.

In essence, anyone can learn to write and make a living out it, but not everyone is determined enough to actual go throw this process, hence low-quality writing services EliteWriter is talking about.



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EliteWriter

Yes, it does take some talent, let's say, or skill maybe. But apart from that it calls for effort, dedication and commitment, and you feel okay about it and more sure of your writing after a lot of time, and a lot of writing.



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DanoCath

I personally believe that not anyone can just be a writer. It needs talent and passion in writing. I strongly believe that writing is not an easy task or easy thing to do. I always find myself wanting to become a writer but cannot be one. I love writing, but I do know I have a lot of things to do and I need more practice to be called one. However, I'm not giving up on it. As of now, I'm starting to read different articles, books, and blogs that discuss ways how to become a writer. I even watch youtube to have a visualization. I know there's a lot more of things to know but I'm ready to learn it all.



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Judas2018

Probably not. It takes a certain type of talent and story-telling ability or writing style to be a good writer. I do think though that there's a difference between "naturals" and "crafted" writers. Naturals are just naturally good at writing - and their talent becomes immediately obvious. Whereas crafted writers need to practice and in some cases molded or mentored into their full powers.



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Corzhens

Don’t take this as a letdown but I don’t think writing is for everyone and not everyone can be a writer. There is that thing called talent which can make one a good writer. And there’s also the skills which can make one write. But without both talent and skills, I don’t think you should aspire to be a writer. Of course, you can learn how to write but can you be called a writer by that? A writer churns out good writings that are fit for reading and are being read by many. So if you can get a hundred people to read your article then maybe you can be called a writer.



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mar06

I can't say that everybody but I can say everybody also may become a writer. It depends upon the person if he or she really want to become a writer. If you are fond of becoming I writer, I know that you will do your best and pursue those things that can made you become writer.



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