About

Bryan Collins headshotEverybody loves a good origin story.

Here’s mine.

I’m Bryan and I live an hour outside of Dublin, in Ireland.

When I was six years of age, I read the BFG by Roald Dahl. I was enthralled by the idea of a Big Friendly Giant who collects the dreams of children.

Dahl was a creative God to me, so I decided I wanted to become a writer.

I did all the things I was supposed to do. I went to school and then college and later, I got a job as a journalist.

There was just one problem.

I wasn’t a very good journalist. I didn’t have the nose for news that journalists need and, although I enjoyed writing, I couldn’t give my editors what they wanted.

I missed my deadlines, and my news stories were inconsequential.

Journalism cast me out

The recession didn't help.

I drifted in and out of other jobs (I once even plucked chickens). Then, I discovered today's writers spend time building relationships online and self-publishing.

So, I founded Become a Writer Today.

I’m not Spiderman, but I am a writer and a storyteller.

I've spent years carefully observing the processes of successful writers, and I want to share what I've discovered in the form of practical advice that will help you to write a book, make money writing and become an author.

I've written several best-selling books including The Power of Creativity and the Become a Writer Today series for writers.

I've also contributed to publications like Forbes, Lifehacker and Fast Company. I work with new writers and self-publish non-fiction books. I also work as a copywriter within the B2B industry.

When I’m not in front of a computer or a book, I’m either in search of a well-formed sentence or spending time with friends, my wife, and children.

Now you know my origin story.

Tell me yours.

Write on,

Bryan Collins

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How We Can Help You

For several years, I wrote and published much of the content on this site alone. These days, I work with a team of freelance writers across a variety of industries. Here on Become a Writer Today, we write and publish content about topics like:

I also host a popular writing podcast where I deconstruct the writing processes of New York Times best-selling authors like James Clear and Daniel Pink.

Contributors

Tammy Tilley

Tammy Tilley has taught Language Arts and college writing courses for over 35 years. She has written for almost as many years, primarily human interest stories for newspapers, magazines, online sources, and the tourism industry. She makes her home in the Midwest.

Yaseen Sadan

Yaseen is a personal trainer turned professional writer and he’s obsessed with everything health, fitness, and business-related. If he isn’t at the gym, you can find him playing video games or spending time with friends and family.

AE Inman

AE Inman is a direct response copywriter and humor blogger. When she's not poking fun at her attempts to start a writing business, she can be found in the tea aisle of her local import store, arguing with strangers over the merits of rare tea varietals. She enjoys writing copy while consuming copious amounts of coffee and gunpowder tea.

Nicole H.

Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006. She specializes in education content and real estate writing but enjoys a wide gamut of topics. Her goal is to connect with the reader in an engaging, but informative way. Her work has been featured on USA Today, and she ghostwrites for many high-profile companies. As a former teacher, she is passionate about both research and grammar, giving her clients the quality they demand in today's online marketing world.

Mel Farrimond

Mel Farrimond loves all kinds of writing: creative, academic, freelancing, and blogging. She has her own blog, The MONDAY Blog at www.themondayblog.com, covering music, oeuvres, news, dining, art, and yoga.

Mark O'Neill

Mark O'Neill

Mark has been a freelance technology writer since 2004 when he wrote a regular eBay column for AuctionBytes (now renamed eCommerceBytes). He also contributed articles to the now-defunct Bookologist, Google Tutor, and a few other sites now lost to time (although you could probably find them on the Wayback Machine). Then came a couple of years of soul-destroying English teaching work before MakeUseOf asked him in 2007 to become the managing editor.

Tyler-L

Tyler L

Tyler has been published in Huffington Post and Motely Fool. His article and blogs experience includes working for The Content Standard, Mad Mobile, Digital Landing, and Apass Education, among many others.

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