Its Good To Be A New Writer: Breaking The Myth That Experience Is Everything
Theres a rumor out there in the publishing world that an editor wont even look at the work of a new writer. It might be true for certain types of writing, but after interviewing hundreds of editors, Ive found that most are more open to new writers than you might think.
And there are a few major benefits to being a new writer too. So before you spend too much time trying to work out how you can appear to be a published professional writer when youre not, consider taking advantage of your current position as a newcomer.
What are the advantages? Here are four positive points of being a new writer that will help you get work – and they all come direct from editors.
1. Its Easier to Impress
I really dont mind new writers at all. If youre new and act professionally, Im usually willing to give you a go. Id suggest that new writers just be honest about who they are.
If I get a fairly good article by a new writer, Ill be impressed. To me, thats my chance to discover new talent. Thats when Ill contact the writer and try to help them. If I...