The other day I and a couple of friends were having a conversation about the cyber revolution and how it has impacted on the written word.One was of the view that writing was doomed while one averred that writing was going to play a minimal role in the years to come. I disagreed with both of them. If the written was doomed, then certainly not during my lifetime and the generation after me. I am almost sixty and this will inform you that the written word is still going to be with us for a very long time.
As for the fact that the written world will play a lesser role as a result of the cyber revolution, still I beg to differ, because I am writng these very words to have them published over the internet. Perhaps it can only be said the competition to have one's written word read is now more stiffer than in the past, because people can opt to watch and listen to a video instead of reading. I also made them aware that there were far more libraries being built in our sprawling township of Soweto, near Johannesburg here in South Africa, than in the pas thirty years.
Indeed there's more that can be written about today than perhaps in the past. People travel more as tourists or because of the nature of their work. This is one niche where one can write a lot about his or her travel experiences. The world is becoming more and more of a global village and many peple are curious to know about other parts of the world - how people live there, eat, their weather, political sytems and about almost everything else.
More and more children are encouraged to read as illiteracy is steadily declining world wide. There's quite a lot of material that can be written for children to read about.
Competition to get one's work published is another thorny issue for many new writers, and many have given up writing because their work has been rejected countless times by various publishers. There's no need to be despondent if you think your work is good enough to warrant being published. Many famous writers such as Mak Twain, James Joyce, Deepak Chopra have taken the route of self publishing after being rejected by publishing houses. Indeed these writers were later inundated by publishers wanting them to write for their companies after having innitially self published their work.
Thanks to the internet, it is no more as difficult as before to learn all what you have to know about writing, publishing, proposals and all the nitty gritties concerning this exciting business of writing.
There's a new wave that has taken the internet by storm-the ebook. Ebooks are not as demanding of energy and stamina to write as novels and full length text books. They are much shorter and and specific than text books. You can write an ebook about almost anything imaginable such as training dogs, growing flowers, skin care, cooking,etc. You can even write an ebook in as little as ten days and have it published over the net in less than a month.
It has never been as profitable as it is during this time of the internet age to write about any topic imaginable. It is simply amazing how many people out there are hungry for information about all sorts if things. You can also make it as a writer if you will but take the time to learn all there is to learn about writing. There are more literate people today than say fifty years ago. So, if you can master the subject matter you want to write about, and hone your writing skills, you can make a name for yourself, and also make money in the bargain.You can write about anything.
Copyright (c) 2013 Mphojane Leboko
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