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Tips to Become a Writer/Editor?

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by Nurse Beth Nurse Beth, MSN (Columnist) Educator Columnist Innovator Expert Nurse

Specializes in Med Surg, Tele, ICU, Ortho. Has 30 years experience.

Dear Nurse Beth,

What are the top five things you would tell a nurse who wants to become a writer/editor?

Dear Wants to Be a Writer,

Congrats! If you have a passion for writing, there is a market! Here is my story of how I became a nurse writer and went on to write a book.

1. Decide your niche. This may change in the future, or evolve, but think about what you can speak to- your expertise or passion

2. Find a tribe. Writing tribes and nurse writing tribes can be found on social media (example, Facebook groups). . Get to know them. Hang out with like-minded nurses who are writers.

3. Seek opportunities to get published. One of the best ones is here at allnurses. It's where I started, and they recruit nursewriters

4. Write regularly. Your skill improves with practice.

5. Don't give up. :)

Go the Innovator's Hub and read the experiences of several successful nurse writers.

Here's mine: How Blogging Helped my Nursing Career

Good luck!

Best wishes,

Nurse Beth

Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!

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sergel02, BSN

Has 4 years experience.

Thanks for this! Didn't even know the site hired writers.