I’ve always believed in writing what I’m passionate about and what is on my heart. I still believe in that. But when it comes to the business side of writing (ahem, making money), there’s a lot of value in looking to the market for direction.
The month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is crazy. Even if we do find that rare moment of free time, our brains are so taxed we can hardly get any words to the page.
So, how do we re-fuel?
Graduating in January, I already find myself nostalgic for the professional writing program at Taylor. When I leave, though, I hope to carry with me a remnant of the following traditions.
Hanging out in a writing community, you’ll start to hear a few things that can be detrimental to your writing and reading lives and motivations. Here are a few things I think should stop being said for the betterment of the writing community.
One of the clients at the agency I work for has published 80-something books. Another woman I just met has attended a writer’s conference for five years, but she’s still mulling over ideas.
I consider both of these creators to be writers.
Especially in a setting like a college class full of writers, it can be extremely difficult to feel like your words are needed. So why you? What makes you unique?