What Does It Take To Be A Writer?

What Does It Take To Be A Writer?

“The difference between successful writers and unsuccessful writers is persistence.”

James Scott Bell

I’ve posted five tips on what it takes to be a successful writer.

Get Motivated

  • Find a quote that inspires you
  • Read an author’s bio and then imagine yourself on the back cover
  •  Write your own bio


  • Read books on how to write
  • Digest the information and apply what you learn to your own writing
  • Read novels in your genre, scrutinizing the good, the bad, and the ugly.


  • Write anything to get your mind loosened up
  • Attack your novel, don’t worry about perfection on your first draft

Make Time

  • Try and write a set number of words every day
  • Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t meet your quota

Never Give Up

  • Find someone to share your dreams with, someone who will encourage you to keep writing

Today, I resolve to keep writing and never stop.

Dare to Dream Large

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