Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Keys to Writing Success - Part 3

This week an essential key.

To write and to realise your potential, you need to be persistent. Unfortunately many feel that writing is just a case of sitting down and putting pen to paper. But to get published and to get your writing taken seriously, you need to allow time to learn the craft, to perfect your prose and to find out what works.

In my early days of writing I had countless rejections, but I just kept believing that one day I would get something accepted. And if you are in the early stages of your writing career, the same could be true for you. You can get published but you do need to allow time and persist

And here are some thoughts on this very subject

Be persistent.. Editors change; editorial tastes change; markets change. Too many beginning writers give up too easily.
John Jakes.

Never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stow.

And finally,

If you've got the guts to stick it out ... you're going to make it.
Brian Hays.

Good luck, and remember persistence pays.

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