It's been a while since I've done a 'Writing Questions Answered' post, so when Eric Owens asked me a good question, I decided to respond to it through the blog. Thanks for your support of this site, Eric, and for permission to share your question:
Writing Questions Answered: Should You Have a Writing Career or Writing Hobby?
This is a tough question every writer must answer, sometimes more than once in lifetime.
Having a Writing Career
In the face of today's publishing climate, it's easy to become overwhelmed and discouraged, especially in the beginning of a writing career, and give up your dream.
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In a word, time.
There's no substitute for the intuitive learning that came as I wrote and rewrote, gave and received critiques, and read well-written books. That happened as I worked over time toward becoming a better writer.
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Thanks for this great question about how to build an email list, Sandra Ardoin: I know we're supposed to have email lists, but I have few people who get my posts via email. Most come through WordPress and other areas. I don't feel comfortable … Continue Reading ››
I'll share with you something I've learned the hard way. After trying this, that, and the other thing while spending too much money in the name of promotion, I've discovered the best way to reach my readers. This advice may come across as too simplistic, … Continue Reading ››