25 Things Writers Should Start Doing
#1. Start Taking Yourself Seriously
This is a real thing, this writing thing, if you let it be. It’s not just about money or publication — it’s about telling the kind of stories only you can tell. Few others are going to take you seriously, so give them a 21-middle-finger-salute and do for yourself what they won’t: demonstrate some self-respect.
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It’s a job. It’s not a hobby. You don’t write the way you build a model airplane. You have to sit down and work, to schedule your time and stick to it. Even if it’s just for an hour or so each day, you have to get a babysitter and make the time. If you’re going to make writing succeed you have to approach it as a job.
Yep. Absolutely yep.
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Writers write. Then edit. Then write. Then edit. Then drink. Then write. Then edit. Then die. And carve stories on the lid of our caskets.
Yup. What Chuck said.
via Twitter, by @ChuckWendig.