My first tip: Treat writing as a career.
Why? Because those of us who call ourselves writers don't see it as a hobby.
It is how we spend the bulk of our work day.
It is our primary source of income.
It is a way of life.
As such, the term “avocation” fits it well. But so does the word “vocation.”
That's because writing is also our chosen career.
It can be yours, too — if you choose to make it such.
Fate (zeitgeist, fairy dust, whatever) has a lot to do with any writer's success. But so does determination. That thing called inspiration happens to everyone–but not everyone puts in the hard work to take a high concept and develop it into a full-length story that plays out page after page, and keeps readers intrigued until the very last sentence.
I truly believe that those of us who take the time and make the effort can be published.
I believe that person is YOU.
TOMORROW, I'LL HAVE ANOTHER TIP FOR YOU…
If you think so, too, comment below as to why. What drives you to write?
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