Advantages Of Being A Writer

I figured it would make sense to do a follow-up post on the advantages of being a writer since yesterday I did the opposite:

Disadvantages Of Being A Writer

Are you ready to see the light at the end of the tunnel? The wonderful feeling of joy that writing can bring is great and all but there are other perks that come with pursuing this craft.Writing Anywhere and Everywhere

  1. You can work where ever, whenever, and however the heck you feel like it. You’re a morning person? Great. You’re a night owl? Awesome. It doesn’t matter what time of day you are at your best, you decide when you write so why not choose your peak hours? Not many other jobs offer this kind of flexibility so take advantage of that. You could work at home, on the beach, in a coffee shop…really the possibilities are endless. How you write is entirely up to you too. You can outline. You can choose not to outline. You can write the ending first. You could even write the last sentence first. Best of all, these decisions are made by no one else other than you.
  2. Writers develop strange habits that only other writers know about. Hehehehehe. Hahahahaha. Don’t ask. If you are a writer, you already know what I mean.
  3. When working, you can literally wear nothing and that’s okay. Could you do that if you were working at a law firm? I didn’t think so.
  4. There’s a slight possibility you will leave a legacy behind even after you pass away. Remember that famous quote from Benjamin Franklin that went something like if you don’t want to be forgotten as soon as you are dead, write something worth reading or do something worth writing? So what are you waiting for? Pick up the pen and write something worthy of leaving a legacy behind. Few other professions have such a power.
  5. Imagine reaching, connecting, and talking to people across the world. It is possible. Influencing people nowadays is much easier with the advance of technology and communication means. See, even the world is on the writer’s side.   
  6. What could be better than expressing yourself without being subjected to judgment? A creative outlet for self-expression and creativity is therapeutic. And if you choose to, you don’t have to show your writing to anybody. Avoiding painful torment is always a plus.Therapeutic Writing

Are these perks enough to keep you going? To keep you from quitting or possibly giving up on writing? It does get better. The more you do it. Remember it gets worse before it gets better. And if you give up when everything seems to go wrong you’ll miss out on the day things actually come together perfectly.

12 thoughts on “Advantages Of Being A Writer

  1. 1000% true. And if it feels like the right thing to do – if you know in your soul of souls that you’re meant to a writer – the positives outweigh the negatives. Thanks for sharing, Herminia!


    1. *grins* Definitely, the positives outweigh the negatives any day. Despite what people tell you, you know in your soul you were meant to write. You didn’t choose writing, writing seemed to choose you. It’s like something you felt like you were born to do. That’s why writers keep writing. It is what I do. Thank you too. 🙂


    1. Yepp, it covers quite a few of them but obviously there are more. Well, having the flexibility to work anywhere or anytime is usually an advantage. I guess that doesn’t apply for you?


      1. Nope. I wish it did but due to my busy life and schedule, writing at night is not an option for me. Although, it’s my favorite time to write. I wish that my schedule would allow it. 🙂


      2. Obligations and activities do get in the way from time to time. Is it possible to allocate some of those activities in the morning to allow you to write at night?


      3. I wish. I have to get up at 4am every morning. So staying up just isn’t an option. Being an adult isn’t fun at all most times haha


      4. Ohh, that is early. Wow, I can’t imagine how busy you must be. And I can’t begin to imagine how I will find time to write every day when I’m an adult. Getting older means more responsibilities…ultimately meaning less time devoted to writing. 😦


      5. You just have to arrange time for it in your schedule. I have to write during the morning/afternoon. It’s not my favorite time to write but if you love something, you make it work. I can’t imagine not writing. So, I just do it when I can. I bring a notebook with me everywhere. That way, if I get an idea, I can jot it down. 🙂


      6. I always tell myself, “If you love something enough, you’ll make time for it.”
        And I do love writing. I see that you do too. For me I would love to write early in the morning but I have to settle for the evenings when I’ve taken care of everything else for the day.
        I love that you bring a notebook everywhere. When inspiration strikes, you have a place to write it all down! Or I record it on my phone so I won’t forget it. At least that way I am constantly writing throughout the day.


  2. I love everyone of those advantages! I am going to add that most of the time the only person in my “office” is Buddy my dog, and he is the nicest “co-worker” I’ve ever had!


    1. These are the reasons why I love writing. It sounds like you have a great place to write and the best co-worker in the world by your side! Isn’t that what every writer wants? 🙂


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