So You Want To Be A Writer? Here's How To Make The Transition From Your Day Job

Lisa Quast, Forbes Contributor

Ever dreamed of being a writer? Not sure how to get started or make the transition from working 9 to 5 in an office to becoming a published author? Meet Pam Binder, an award-winning and New York Times best-selling author, instructor for the Popular Fiction course at the University of Washington Extension, and president of the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association (PNWA). Pam made the transition from working full-time as an office manager for a middle school while raising three children to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. Find out how!

Back in the mid-1990s Pam Binder had a dream of becoming a writer but wasn’t sure she could turn it into reality. Ms. Binder knew she loved to write stories. She’d drawn inspiration from her experiences with an imaginary friend when she was three, a near-death experience at eight, and adventures in New Orleans with her poet-grandmother, but realized she needed to better understand how to craft her ideas into a novel. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

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