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66 Days of Writing

Today I shared the final post in my Twitter series called 100 Days of Content (#100daysofcontent) where I tweeted a curated list of 100 articles on content marketing over the course of 100 days and now I am happy to announce the launch of my new series called 66 Days of Writing (#66daysofwriting).

Over the next 66 days I will share articles that will, I hope, help you get your creative juices flowing and hone your writing skills.

The articles that I have chosen will most likely appeal to you whether you are a full-time novelist or a business writer. Or a business writer by day and novelist by night, like I am.

Writers are in high demand because the internet, and thus the written word, has become the center of the business universe.

Remember the days when they said an English degree was worthless? Remember when they said you’d never get a job where you could put that English degree to work

It turns out “they” were wrong.

Now we all get to be writers.

Thanks to the internet (which, by the way, according to the forthcoming edition of the Associated Press’ AP Stylebook, no longer has to be capitalized) the world now runs on the written word. Writers are in high demand because the internet, and thus the written word, has become the center of the business universe.

Writing jobs abound and many of us who were formerly only writers at night, after our day jobs had finished, are now employed in positions where we put our writing skills to the test day in and day out.

In addition to the more traditional writing jobs such as journalist, technical writer, columnist, novelist, and ghost writer, an entirely new crop of writing jobs has opened up in business. Thanks to the online revolution, here are some of the new types of writing jobs that are in high demand:

  • Content Strategist
  • Content Marketer
  • Blogger
  • Copywriter
  • Digital Media Marketer
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Social Media Marketer
  • Web Content/Web Copy Writer
  • Brand Consultant/Branding Officer

There is a lot of crossover in some of these jobs, and small business owners or entrepreneurs may find themselves playing many or all of the above roles. Larger companies are creating new positions for writers all the time. I guarantee you that if you search any of these titles on an employment website, you will find positions being advertised.

Which is great news for those of us who cannot—or who have chosen not to—pursue a full-time career as a novelist.

The 66 Days of Writing posts are curated to appeal to writers of all types and I bet that you will find something in these articles that resonates with you.

The five Ws:

    What: Articles about writing
    Who: List curated by me; some articles are from my blog, some are other people’s articles
    When: Every day at about 7:00 a.m., PDT, for the next 66 days
    Where: Twitter as #66daysofwriting and bonus inspirational posts on Instagram (follow me: live.write.bliss or just search the hashtag #66daysofwriting)
    Why: To help writers of all sorts rekindle their love for their craft, inspire them, and help them to hone their writing skills
    (But Why 66 Days?: It takes an average of 66 days of consistent effort to make a habit stick, and we all want writing to be a strong habit. Right?)

I hope you enjoy the next 66 days! Please follow me on Twitter at @AnnisaTangreen and watch the hashtag #66daysofwriting every morning for the next post on writing.

I want to hear from you!

Have any great tips for writers? Leave a comment below to start a conversation about this post. Happy writing!




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