The Basics Of Writing & Publishing

Today I'm finishing up teaching another interim class on writing and publishing. It's always a great experience sharing thoughts and experiences on the writing journey. Here are ten basic things I constantly "preach" when it comes to writing and publishing:

#1. Write the story you’re dying to write.

#2. Put in your fears and curiosities and interests.

#3. Finish it.

#4. Fit it into a box for the publishing world.

#5. Try and make that box as unique and memorable as it can be.

#6. Develop thick skin and be patient.

#7. Persistence is essential.

#8. Start another project as you wait.

#9. Don’t give up.

#10. Remember to write because you love to write. And because you have to.

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