12 things they don’t tell you about being a writer

Couldn’t have said it better.
Writers, read, learn, grow.

Sara Brunsvold

Growing up, I knew I wanted to be a writer. I loved the very thought of such a career and ached to see my creations on bookshelves. My only frame of reference for what a writer’s life looked like, however, was what I saw in movies and television shows.

As I began pursuing a writing career, I soon discovered all the parts that are not pretty enough for the screen.

If I could prepare my younger, starry-eyed self for what a writer’s life really is, here’s what I’d say:

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6 Responses to 12 things they don’t tell you about being a writer

  1. I loved the way this article was written and organized. I appreciate the major part played by this writer’s relationship with Christ, which she mentions. Such times of refreshment are important for me as well and represent the difference between sticking with it and quitting. T.

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  2. Just curious: I gather from this, and many, many other articles on the subject of writing that most authors don’t make it big, like Steven King or J.K. Rowling. But has anyone come up with a formula for success? Is it just the luck of the draw, or who you know, or having the health and vitality and ability to do a lot of heavy lifting yourself, (or the money to pay others to do it), or what?

    I’ve been writing stories since the age of seven, when I couldn’t spell most words. I wrote in Thean English. Ha. Or Thea-nese. What is it that separates the haves from the have-nots? Any ideas? T.

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    • Patty says:

      There is no formula.

      I strongly suggest you read Stephen Kings book, “On Writing”

      It is on NLS.

      He will also give you suggested reading.

      I recommend all of it.

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  3. Thank you for the reblog, Patty! Blessings to you and for your writing ventures!

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