This is My Introduction From Me To You. Remember Me? Part 1

This is My Introduction From Me To You. Remember Me? Part 1

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Never Give Up

If writing is your dream - never give up. Often family members, friends, coworkers are negative and might discourage your dream to become a writer. Don't listen to them, if you truly want to be a writer, keep writing and you will be a writer. If any of these successful authors had given up when they heard some piece of negative feedback, they would never have been successful. Follow these tips and you're on your way to become a writer.

To find out more about your favourite authors, go to writer interviews.
Or if you're looking for more advice on how to become a writer check out Writing Tips and Tricks to Become a Published Writer.

Always be Professional:

Like any career, if you want to become a writer you need to always be professional. Keep your cool, try to remember this is a job. By being professional you're learning to become a writer.
- John Passerella
Always act professionally, online and in person, in verbal and written communication, when you tweet on Twitter or update your Facebook status. Authors talk to each other, and editors talk to each other. If your goal is to become a professional writer, it's never too soon to start presenting yourself professionally.

Find Support

Having some kind of support system is important to help you become a writer. Support could come from family, friends, other writers, or just someone to bounce ideas off of. Support can also be financially like it was for Piers Anthony, Dean Koontz and many other popular authors.
- Piers Anthony
Have a working spouse, because someone in your family needs to have an income while you struggle. My wife supported me throughout, in every way, so that I was finally able to make it.

Set Daily Goals

 Set Daily Goals
Daily goals are important to become a writer because it helps keep you motivated and gives you a purpose to your writing.

…Set yourself daily goals. Fifty words, two hundred, whatever...but DO NOT allow yourself to go to bed at night until you've met those goals...EVERY DAY!
- Gorman Bechard

Examples and Observations:

* "Everyone is a writer. You are a writer. All over the world, in every culture, human beings have carved into stone, written on parchment, birch bark, or scraps of paper, and sealed into letters--their words. Those who do not not write stories and poems on solid surfaces tell them, sing them, and, in so doing, write them on the air. Creating with words is our continuing passion."
(Pat Schneider, Writing Alone and With Others. Oxford Univ. Press, 2003)

* "A writer is someone who writes, it's true, but a writer is also someone with a large capacity for adversity. You'll want to cultivate that capacity. Stamina is a writer's first quality."
(Bill Roorbach, Writing Life Stories. Writer's Digest, 2000)

*Writers Write"If you simply define a writer as someone who is writing, clarity sets in. You're truly a writer when you're writing; and if you don't write regularly, don't pretend to give yourself that title. 'Start writing more,' Ray Bradbury tells would-be writers at conferences, 'it'll get rid of all those moods you're having.'"
(Kenneth John Atchity, A Writer's Time: Making the Time to Write, rev. ed. W.W. Norton, 1995)