I am always amazed at how many incredible people live on the planet. We all have our special talents and we can all learn from each other.
I would like to introduce you to Cherie Burbach, who turned her passion for writing into a profitable business.
Let’s learn from her.
What hobby are you good at?
How long have you been doing it?
Professionally for the last decade but I’ve really been a writer since I was a kid. I was one of those people who carried a notebook with me everywhere. (Still do!)
How did you get good at it?
Writing a lot, which helped to develop my own personal style. I also read a lot. Seeing what other authors do can help you grow as a writer.
Being on deadline regularly with clients and magazines also helps you write well while getting it out the door. I’d suggest that writers find a place where they have a deadline they must face regularly and see how it helps their writing.
What advice would you give to beginners? What shortcuts or secrets can you share?
Today is really the best time to be a writer. There are so many options for getting published and paid as a writer. But there is also a lot of information out there, so take it all in and then decide what’s right for you personally.
Are you a member of any local or national organization/club related to your hobby? If yes, please share the name and benefits of belonging.
I belong to the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and a couple online Facebook groups. I mostly hang with other writers I’ve worked with at many of the jobs I’ve had over the years.
If you happen to make money from your interest, do you have a website, Etsy store, Facebook page, etc. that you have created and would like to share?
Yes! You can find me at my website: http://cherieburbach.com/ and I’d love it if you checked out my latest book:
Any other information that you would like to share?
There are unlimited ways to build a writing career, so do what’s right for you. You might want to be a hybrid (publishing traditionally and
indie) or some other combination. You might want to specialize in your freelance writing or make it general. It often takes a few years until you know yourself well enough as a writer that you can make the right decisions regardless of what everyone else is doing.
Connect with Cherie
But definitely go and get her book, 100 Simple Ways to Have More Friends, because seriously, who doesn’t what that?
I know for me, hearing her story and seeing her pictures, I want to be her friend! Isn’t she fantastic?
If you would like to share your hobby, go to Get Interviewed (it’s a form with the questions that I asked above) then complete and submit. I am always on the lookout for experts to share their story. Are YOU next?
Be Like Cherie
Just as Cherie has turned her love of writing into a profitable business, so can you. There is absolutely nothing that can stop you from pursuing your passion – except you.
Check out our Writing page and get started learning.
What did you like most about Cherie’s story? Let us know in the comments below.