Hi and welcome to Addicted to Writing!
My name is Pinar Tarhan and I’m a writer hopelessly addicted to the craft. I have been writing for a very long time, though I’ve been working as a professional writer since 2009.
And as much as it is possible to make a good living writing, it is equally important to enjoy what you are writing. Managing a writing career, whether it is half-time or full-time, whether you are staff writer or a freelancer, is challenging and at times frustrating. You need a lot of skills: You need to write well, market your writing, improve yourself constantly, find clients/markets and keep believing in yourself.
However with all the pressure of having to make money and get credentials that prove it has been worth your while, it is easy to get off track and forget why you are writing.
You are writing, because you love it. This blog is here to show you that it is possible to start and manage your own unique writing career that will make you happy. It might be business writing, copywriting, blog posting, article writing or fiction writing. You might want a career writing for web publications, print magazines or trade publications. Or you might want to take a miscellaneous path.
It is all fine. But it is all up to you to make it. This blog is here to share my experiences, best resources for your ongoing journey, stories of people who made it to the top and tips on how to deal with excuses, obstacles and bad days.
Hop on board so that we can enjoy the ride together.