Aspiring professional writers tend to fixate on a certain style of writing and a certain occupation. Who could blame them?
But realistically, being a professional writer often means taking on odd-jobs that one never imagined for themself, before reaching their end goal.
Kyle Hopewell, the focus of the article “From Evaluating Plays to Evaluating Risks,” can certainly relate to the uncertainty of being a professional writer. And that was the goal of the article: to convey the winding path a writer tends to follow in their career.
With the help of an interview with Hopewell, this article expresses how writing positions, no matter how different from one’s original plans, are always valuable. Each new job equips a writer with skills they had never imagined acquiring.
The article teaches writers to welcome each job opportunity with open arms, even if those opportunities take some getting used to.