5 things I’ve realised about writing

Simple little post on the endeavour of writing


We are big fans of numbered lists in our household. Nothing indicates a serious conversation better than outstretched fingers and sequentially numbered arguments.

So today, I’ve decided to give a quick numbered list of the things I’ve realised about writing.

  1. It doesn’t pay well.
  2. To be successful as a freelancer (or self-published author) you need business skills.
  3. You also need to be smart. For example, you have to pitch the right story (with a good angle) to the right person at the right time.
  4. Writing well is hard. Much harder than you might expect.
  5. The good news is that you are not alone. A LOT of people love to write. There are plenty of inspiring and supportive resources out there for writers.

What have you learned about writing? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below. 

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2 thoughts on “5 things I’ve realised about writing

    • Happy to repost.

      I find it difficult sometimes to talk about various aspects of the writing process, so when I find something that ties things together succinctly, I like to spread it around.

      I look forward to reading more on your site as well…Randy

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