|An Expert, yesterday.|
Over our third pint, he gave me some advice. Choose a subject that you're really into anyway or that you want to learn a lot about and then become the expert in that field. In other words, corner the market. If commissioning editors know that you're the go-to guy (or girl) on a particular subject, you'll always get work. Up until now I've tried all kinds of writing and it's been really enjoyable - I like getting given a subject I know nothing about, like the MFI's I wrote about, researching it and bringing it to a wider audience. But I think Rob might be right. All I've got to work out now is which subject I really have a passion for. So if you want to take some advice from Rob, a writer who does write for a living, it's specialise.