What Does It Take To Be A Writer?

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“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

  • 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 and the bad

Write

  • 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 everyday
  • Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t meet your quote

Never Give Up

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

Today, I resolve to keep writing and never stop.

Dare to Dream Large

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About Tracy Campbell

Tracy Campbell is a published artist of calendars, wrapping paper, and gift cards, and as an author of how-to-paint magazine articles, her happy heart sings again sharing the work of her hands through "Calm Coloring: Faith, Hope & Love (Art and Soul Therapy for Kids-At-Heart)". When Tracy's not writing, she loves to sharpen pencils, flip open paint lids, and yank off marker caps to create whimsical works of art just for ewe. Customers say her art is sweet and so warm the designs might leap off the page and land right in your heart. She lives with her hubby and fur baby in Wasaga Beach (the Canadian tourist town known for having the longest freshwater beach in the world). Tracy is also a rare breed dog owner, chocoholic, motorcycle mamma, antique lover, and a collector of roosters and sheep (thankfully, not live ones).

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