The 3 Lessons I Learned About Writing in 2007

If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it – I might be writing in my dreams. ~Danzae Pace

I’ve met some pretty amazing writing mentors this year and each year I feel more comfortable in this writing world. Every conference I attend, every class, every post brings me more information and steps closer to my goals. And the secret is…there’s no secret. The successful writers in my life all pretty much say the same thing.

1. Write every day.

2. Don’t sell yourself short. Don’t work for free or close to free. This was a hard one for me to learn and I’m still struggling with this. If you have enough clips you don’t need to give away your work. No other profession gives away their work until they’re good enough.

3. Don’t just write what you know…write about what you’re interested in and/or passionate about. My interest has always been writing, the craft of it. Hence this blog.

If you’d like to share what you’ve learned this year, please post it in the comment section. Now get back to work!

The Writing Nag

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