Friday, August 20, 2010

Writing is tough, Publishing is TOUGHER

If you are a writer, then I am sure you fully understand the concept of "the starving artist." Hey, this is a tough business! Somehow, under the pressure of a deadline you have to create something new and unique. To add to this, the story needs to be something that is marketable and will sell. In many ways, the publishing world asks writers to access both sides of their brains at the same time. Not exactly the easiest of tasks.

Still, writing is one of the few creative things out there that EVERYONE can do. This is a chance to express human emotions, your own story, your own feelings. It can be non-fiction or fiction. It can be as short as haiku or the length of 5 novels combined. It really doesn't matter. These are your words and your thoughts.

I have never been one to mince words about things. I am a realist and sometimes the truth simply hurts. We may not like to hear it, but I do think it needs to be voiced every now and then.

My goal here on the blog is not to simply spread daffodils and sunshine, but at the same time, I am not going to just complain about everything. My goal is to guide writers with some tips that have helped other writers, provide suggestions, motivate, and yes, every now and then, bring your feet back to the ground and out of the clouds.

Have a great weekend everyone. Write hard, read a lot and we'll see you on Monday.


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