Making a living from writing can indeed be tricky, but as times change it is becoming easier for people to pursue a writing career. There's more to a career in writing than being a journalist or novelist, especially nowadays when the business is booming. The first and foremost rule for every aspiring journalist is to never limit their career to stereotypes about what writers can do. With more than ten years of experience in this business, Joel Landau has become one of the leading news respondents, known for exploring various writing fields. His advice to those who want a career with words is to broaden their horizons and be open to even some less-known options.
In areas like web writing, internal communications and new business, most big companies have been employing their own writers for years now. The task of these writers is to help those companies win over new clients and contracts. Although your writing options should never be limited, still Joel Landau considers starting out as a specialist in a particular subject as an actual advantage. Acquiring some kind of training in order to be better and more creative writer can also be beneficial. However, getting a degree isn't always the answer because when it comes to making it as a journalist unfortunately there isn't a specific course to study, or a fast career path to follow.
Nowadays there are many courses that can help you refine and polish your writing skills, and of course there are also the old fashioned studies in English Language and Literature which can also help you start a career in journalism or creative writing. Joel Landau for example studied Political Science and Government, but that didn’t limit the course of his career, and although he started reporting in the legal industry, later on he was able to move to new topics and interests. There are number of ways to get started, and regardless which way you choose the most important thing is to be passionate and driven. Once you enter the world of writing, you’ll see those endless options that are waiting to be discovered.