By: Jennifer Blanchard
I’ve been a professional writer for more than a decade, and a couple weeks ago I celebrated my three year “Quitiversary” (the day I quit my day job to take my business full-time). So lately I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting back and thinking about the steps I took to get where I am today.
Since I know you dream of being a published author and having a writing career, I thought it would be useful for you to see what it takes.
So here are the 7 things I did to become the published author and writing coach that I am today:
1. Practice, Practice, Practice
Can’t stress this one enough. You have to write. All the time. As much as you can. Over and over again, write.
Write. Toss it. Start again.
The more you write, the better you’ll get at writing. And practicing helps you find your voice as a writer.
2. Never Stop Learning
There’s always more to learn when it comes to writing a novel. There’s always a way you can dig deeper into a topic and discover things you didn’t know (or clarify things you’ve heard before).
As a professional writer, you have to be committed to growth. And growth comes from learning and practicing.
3. Get Support
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