Do you want to write for a living?
Try to start by blogging. Blogging is what brought me from wanting to be a writer to getting paid to write and being so busy, I sometimes have to turn away work.
Want to work at home? Not all writers are starving artists.
Blogging helps to release your muse, your mojo, your creativity and connects you to other bloggers who can teach you a whole lot about writing for a living. You can start out as a freelance blogger and work your way to becoming a novelist or copywriter or any other type of writer/author.
Take part in a writer's group, weekly chats with other writers. They will share with you:
-where to get paid to write
-how to become published
-what to avoid when looking for paying work
-how to find the right blogging niche
-how to get paid
Through blogging, I've:
-met other writers who have shared a lot of useful information
-earned money (yes, blogging has helped me hit payout w/ Google)
-made myself a work at home career as a writer
Start a blog and network with other bloggers and you can become:
-a pro blogger
-a freelance writer
-a working, paid writer
In less than a year I've found my way to being published and have more work than I can handle coming in.
Here are a few of the writers that have helped me:
(Go off & Google these writers and you'll see what I mean)
Sharon Hurley Hall
Dana Prince, Writer