This is a repost of my response to the Goodreads question: What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
Since my blog is for readers and not writers, why repost it here? Because I think most of us are writers–or at least creators–in some part of our lives. And i think it’s easy to forget that. So for the reader/writer/creators, my two cents of advice for the month of November follows.
(From Goodreads) What is an “aspiring” writer? If you write, you’re a writer. If you aspire to write…and make a living wage, that’s a different question. If you aspire to write…and win awards, entertain as many people as possible, tell your story, or teach people, then those are all different questions.
So I say, decide what kind of writer you’d like to be. In other words, set goals for yourself that reflect your underlying wants and needs. The clearer your goals, the easier it is for you to tackle them.
Finally, if you aspire to write and you don’t write, well, you should consider starting 😉 Sending you warmth, hugs, and support, because sometimes putting pen to paper or typing those first few words can be hard.