Commitment is the Cure–From “Aspiring” Writer to Professional Author

“Aspiring Writers”—Read Kristen’s newest post, you will NOT be disappointed!

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Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Tim Simpson. Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Tim Simpson.

It’s been amazing and terrifying to watch the changes in our industry just over the past six years. For generations, there was only a handful of items a writer needed to do. Write a book. Query. Get an agent. Land a deal. Hopefully continue writing more books. Though this was far simpler, there was a horrific failure rate and most writers never saw their works in print.

In The Digital Age, we live in an exciting time. E-books have offered new life to many works that were simply a bad investment in the paper-based world (novellas, epic fantasy, poetry). Yet, with new opportunity comes new responsibilities.

We must understand the business side of our business. And, as someone who teaches at many conferences, I know that until recently it has been rare to find an in-person conference that offers training outside…

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2 thoughts on “Commitment is the Cure–From “Aspiring” Writer to Professional Author

  1. good article. Hey just stopped through from the A to Z challenge. I am part of a new publishing group looking for writers (Christian in my division). would love to see some samples of your draft.
    my email mdw4osp@gmail.com
    my blog (though it has nothing to do with the publishing) moondustwriter.com
    Leslie Moon

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