Why do I write? Good question. 40 reasons? Seriously?!
Okay. I can do this. Challenge excepted! Read on…
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Note: This is a guest post by Devlin Blake. Devlin is an accomplished fiction author and writing coach with over two dozen published books. If you’d like a complimentary copy of Devlin’s Plotting Alchemy, an easy way to plan a story, follow this link.
Let’s face it, a lot has changed over the past two decades, particularly when it comes to technology. However, nowhere has there been a bigger upheaval than writing and publishing.
In fact, we are living in one of the 3 biggest revolutions in writing history. And while change is scary, now is one of the best times to be a writer.
For the longest time, I struggled with a negative mindset. I constantly told myself what could go wrong would go wrong. And, I was usually right. When things did go well, I believed that it was luck or someone stepped up to help, or hey, maybe it was Halloween and reality was wearing a mask.
No matter what your personal ambitions are as a writer, there will always be play-it-safers who tell you writing is a bad choice, it’s not worth it, there’s no money in it and, well, basically you need to lower your expectations and live down here with the rest of us. Don’t listen to them.
Have you ever surprised yourself? You know, did something far better than you expected and yet, you don’t have a clue as to how you did it? I bet you have. How did that make you feel? Pretty good and yet, pretty confused, I’m sure.
What’s the secret to knocking your work out of the park?
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