The career of an aspiring writer is a deeply coveted one. Many people simply dream of spending days in a remote place somewhere, typing away their fantasies, while the bank account is flooding with money. It Is a neat dream, but how does one go about achieving it? How can you too become a successful writer? Read this to find out.
What Do Successful Writers Have That You Do Not Have?
The first question that you need to answer is what do globally successful writers have that you do not have? Is it greater talent? Perhaps, but since you are still not a published writer, that too could be debatable. Besides, you might not be Shakespeare, but you definitely could very-well be the next Stephen King. So, what do they have? Money? Hardly unlikely, as the majority of writers began writing out of boredom and when they were broke, take J.K. Rowling’s case for example. But one thing they do have or did have when they were at the beginning of their careers is persistence. They were determined to succeed, and they did not let anything stand in their way. If you give up when the very first publisher turns you down, or after a first negative critique, you can very well say goodbye to your future career as a writer right then and there.
What Else Do They Have?
A publisher? Yes, publishers are important, but even that will get you nowhere without (DRUM ROLLS) an audience! That is right – you have to have an audience to succeed! Otherwise, who will read what you have to say? But before you get to an audience you have to reach out. It is not like hundreds of people will knock on your door asking to read your manuscript. You have to get it out there. Lucky for you, it is no longer necessary for you to print your book to get it out there. Nowadays we have the internet so that anyone could publish just about anything. But, at the same time that is the main issue we have. How can you as a reader decide what is good in the sea of this material that is published? It is why you have to work on your publicity and getting yourself known to the public. You have to attract an audience that will recognize you for quality. No matter what kind of genre you are writing, you have to get your target audience to like you, recognize you and support you. After that, you just might get all the deals you could ever have dreamed of, and when talking to publishers, you will have the upper hand. It is not an easy path to being on, but if it is your dream, make sure you work hard on achieving it. Anything is possible for those who dare to dream, so put your heart into it, and it will surely bring you the career you have been dreaming of!