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Ask Sujeiry: How to Become a Writer

Dear Sujeiry,

I wanted to tell you how much I love your work. You are such an inspiration to me! My mom has been telling me for so long that I have got a knack for writing but I’ve never actually pursued a career like going to school for it or anything. I just kinda write for fun. I suppose being 21 isn’t too late to pursue my goals.

Where can I start? I saw some freelance writing jobs on the Internet but I don’t know if they are legit. What are your thoughts? What do you think?

Sincerely,
Becoming a Writer

Dear Becoming a Writer,

The first step I’d suggest is to put your work out there (ie. starting a blog). However, it’s not just about writing a blog but being disciplined enough with your writing, which is why my second suggestion is to write on a consistent basis. That helps accustom you to deadlines which is important. Being professional helps build a great reputation which, in turn, helps you build connections. Thirdly, find your writing genre/niche. That way your content is somewhat thematic and you can target your audience much more effectively.

That’s how I began my writing career. I decided to write about my relationships and dating disasters every Wednesday. I send an email blast with the blog link to all my friends (FB wasnt even around then!) and received great feedback and, eventually, built a loyal fan base that extended past my circle of friends. Not even a year later, I was picked up to write Love Trips by migente.com and then went on to many other ventures.

So just begin writing! Pick a topic you’re passionate about and become an expert on that theme or genre.  Then you will receive feedback and, hopefully, build a following. Eventually, you can decide if you want to write for publications and websites and begin your search.

Good luck!

Love strongly and wisely,
Sujeiry

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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