There are so many different ways to make a career as a writer. Many a writer has created a great career for themselves, however not all writers have similar career paths. The two biggest categories in writing are creative and professional. They may seem similar in many ways, but creative and professional writing are entirely different. In some ways, you need to have different mind sets to be successful in each field. The creative side of writing is just that, a creative use of the English language geared towards a certain audience. It is an art form, if you will. Professional writing is a more technical approach to writing. It is advertisement, editing, and journalism, to name a few.
Here are a few thoughts from Angelo Lornezo, a writer and journalist, who has seen both sides of the spectrum and can give us some insight on what exactly are the differences between the two sides.
What I like most about this, is that no one is required to pick one type of writing and stick with it. That is the beauty of the writing community, you are not stuck in one place if you don’t want to be.
I would love to hear other stories from writers about their experience working with both types of writing! Comment below!