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Hi 👋 I'm Muqaddas from Pakistan. I'm really good in creative writing but I'm confused how I'm supposed to use my ability . I'm actually looking for a good platform where my abilities could be appreciated

I love to write about nature, environment and everything around me . I need guideline so that I can go on . #writing
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Elizabeth’s Answer

Hi there! I love creative writing too. :) I work in marketing, which allows me to use creative writing often! Understanding prose and fiction is a great skill to have for a job in marketing or advertising. You might consider exploring one of those career fields!

For example: as a marketer, you might be tasked with writing the script for a commercial. You might be asked to write stories and blog posts that explore a brand's unique personality. There are all kinds of ways to put your skills into practice.

Elizabeth recommends the following next steps:

Explore marketing blogs like HubSpot and MarketingProfs to learn about what marketers do.
Think about the kinds of brands and companies you might like to be a part of, and see if they have a need for freelance writers.
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Thank you comment icon I completely agree with Elizabeth’s answer. To build, I was an English major who also entered the world of business. Never underestimate the role great storytelling can play in many fields. It was through creative writing that I was able to learn how to write and tell a story and capture an audience so that they can follow along each step of the way. Furthermore, a background in writing has also helped to think critically and quickly break down information for those key pieces of insight that let you connect to a consumer. Maria Burn
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Margaret’s Answer

Hi! I'm sorry, I don't know much about creative writing. All I know is that you should write first and then worry about how to get it published later. These days it is relatively easy to publish a book on Amazon. Good luck!

Margaret recommends the following next steps:

https://writers.com/self-publishing-on-amazon-pros-and-cons
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Clayton’s Answer

I recommend looking into various online forums where you can receive feedback on your writing from other writers. A popular forum is Writer's Café (https://www.writerscafe.org/). Writers can also post challenges for participants to write on a specific topic, and then they select the top submissions from the challenge. This forum includes opportunities for poetry, short story, novellas, fiction, non-fiction, etc. You can also seek out advice or leads on creative writing opportunities on the site. Another option is to look for publications that accept submissions from writers. Reader's Digest is a popular magazine that publishes items from writers without any specific experience. Local newspapers will sometimes accept submissions. For example, I wrote a short article for the Travel section of my local newspaper on a vacation I took to the Smoky Mountains.
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Farhan’s Answer

Hi Muqaddas,

The important thing is to keep writing. Get your ideas out. Put pen to paper, so to speak.

In terms of sharing your work, perhaps you could write a book. You could self-publish it, or submit your manuscript to publishers. That can be a lengthy process, though, so in the meantime you should share snippets of your writing via a blog. I've found WordPress (https://wordpress.com/) to be a good platform for that. Blogging allows you to build an online portfolio and build an audience. At the same time, you may get some beneficial feedback from people and will have a better idea of what your audience wants to read.

If you are interested in self-publishing, please check out my article:
https://heyiwroteabook.com/2018/02/09/three-easy-steps-to-write-and-publish-your-own-book/
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Louise’s Answer

Hi Muqaddas,

There are a lot of different directions you go if you want to write creatively. Here are some examples:

Copywriter - This is what I do for a living. I write the words that appear in advertisements, including TV and radio scripts, web copy, and billboards. It gives me the opportunity to write creatively as a full-time job. See what kind of environmental or nature-related companies or organizations might need a copywriter.

Journalist - You could write news articles for a magazine, newspaper, etc.. Research publications in your areas on interest.

Screenwriter - Write scripts for TV and movies.

Greeting Card Writer - I was very surprised when I graduated to discover this niche existed. Someone has to write all the clever and touching words in cards.

Show Writer - You can script out a live show and even write the dialogue and storyline for a theme park ride.

Video Game Writer - Come up with the storylines and dialogue for video games.

Playwright or Novelist

Travel Writer

Speechwriter

Textbook Author

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