Can any one help; What is the best way to get your foot in the door as a writer? Particularly if you struggle with formal interaction?!

Can anyone help? What is the best way to get your foot in the door as a writer (journalism, copywriting, non-fiction, TV and Film scripts)? Particularly if you struggle with formal interaction - such as autism or social anxiety.
Doing the work is no problem (in fact, that's the easy part for most neurodivergent people), but finding the work is incedibly stressful and daunting—no replies, rejections, hard to contact industry people. It seems like the whole creative world is set up to keep creatives out. Especially those who find it hard to play the game the same as everyone else due to neurodivergence.

Any advice would help greatly.

Asking for a friend, though a lot of it also applies to me as a Photographer and Creative Director

Photo by @Ofilaye .


  • Hey, some advice in here might help:

    Also, there are a number of initiatives to support neurodivergent creatives eg:

  • Hi Ofilaye,

    I’m Jamil from The Dots! Here are my top tips to help you find work:

    1. Follow your favourite companies so you’re the first to know when they post jobs and call-outs:

    2. Build your network by connecting with people you already know, and people you want to know! (fun fact: 50-80% of jobs are filled through networking):

    Oh, and your newsfeed is the place to discover all the best opportunities to network, find work and more:

    I hope that helps!


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