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    Is it a vocation of personal benefit for you, or do you want to earn a living as a writer? If so, in what profession?

    What type of writing do you engage in?

    How do you make time for this part of your life?
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    It's definitely a vocation. Writing, at present, doesn't even remotely pay the bills, but the more I write the more chance I have, and I do push myself out there as a writer. I've attended 32 conventions in the past 12 months, signing and selling books. I'm slowly getting more known.

    I write a supernatural horror book series based on Native American legends of werewolves, skinwalkers, wendigos, witches etc.

    I write whenever and wherever I can squeeze it in. That's the beauty of carrying notebooks around with me.
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    It's definitely a vocation. Writing, at present, doesn't even remotely pay the bills, but the more I write the more chance I have, and I do push myself out there as a writer. I've attended 32 conventions in the past 12 months, signing and selling books. I'm slowly getting more known.

    I write a supernatural horror book series based on Native American legends of werewolves, skinwalkers, wendigos, witches etc.

    I write whenever and wherever I can squeeze it in. That's the beauty of carrying notebooks around with me.

    So impressive!

    How old are you?

    I'm definitely finding peace in accepting that it's a vocation and a craft. I love it, study it, hone it, perfect it, but whether or not I am employed in that field is not entirely within my control. So now I'm learning to relax and enjoy it, as I did when I was a kid.
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    Is it a vocation of personal benefit for you, or do you want to earn a living as a writer? If so, in what profession?

    What type of writing do you engage in?

    How do you make time for this part of your life?
    I am a freelance writer. For 20 years, my specialty has been case studies for business schools and international organizations. I have made a good living at it, but am tired of the format. Nonetheless, it has enabled me to travel all over the world on a good budget, get into interesting places, and meet amazing people.

    I started out in freelance journalism in Japan and built from there. It has been a full time occupation for me, not something I sandwich between other jobs. I have raised a family, bought a house, and generated savings, much like any full time employee would - my work time isn't 9 to 5, I do a lot of research on my own time, usually extra reading in things that interest me.

    I must say, it is a lonely profession and often feels more like a slog than a calling. The first draft is an agony, then the re-writing is sheer joy - the essence of professional writing is to enjoy re-writing.

    It has also been a calling, but as I enter middle age, I am pretty burnt out by the routine and am seeking to re-make myself yet again. Life is starting over, after all.
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    It's more of a vocation of personal benefit. As a living, I have considered it but I prefer script writing (which is what I wish to do after university)

    I mainly write teenage novels of coming of age and occasional dramas.

    I used to write a lot, before school got in the way but I think at the moment it isn't plausible based on the fact that I chose essay based subjects which can be a hassle!
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    (Original post by Assan)
    So impressive!

    How old are you?

    I'm definitely finding peace in accepting that it's a vocation and a craft. I love it, study it, hone it, perfect it, but whether or not I am employed in that field is not entirely within my control. So now I'm learning to relax and enjoy it, as I did when I was a kid.
    32 although I'm in denial. I'm 28 in my head
 
 
 
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