The thoughts of Real Writer
Two weeks ago I wrote a post (“In the Company of Writers“) about my journey as a writer over the past ten years. I created a list of the things I have learned, and included the following:
- Success of others doesn’t diminish your chance of success. It improves it.
Two of the comments questioned that statement, and so I thought I would explain, or try to.
The easy answer is that being around success you learn how people create their “luck”:
- When you have a friend who gets a story published, you learn about markets, and niches, and submission processes.
- When you know writers with agents, you hear how they made that happen. You take a look at a query letter that worked, and you learn. You hear stories about rejection, and you take heart. And perhaps you have opportunities to meet agents in the process.
- When you have…
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