5 Traits of the Successful Author
Hi everyone. I hope you enjoyed this great blog, that it made you think and inspired you. I apologise for being absent for a while, but life has been rather hectic of late – work and holidays – and I promise to post an original within the next week. Until then, have a fantastic week and weekend!
I am off to THRILLERFEST in NYC, and I’m sure it will be thrilling….bada bump *snare*. Today, I want to talk about some fundamentals. We can have all the talent in the world, but without these five ingredients, we will be hard-pressed to ever reach our dreams.
This should be a, “Yeah, no duh,” but, sadly, it isn’t. I meet a lot of people who say they want to be a professional author, but the second they face any opposition or criticism they give up. Here’s the thing:
If we truly LOVE it, we won’t give up.
One of my favorite stories is about a music master who traveled village to village in search of proteges to train. A young boy who played the violin practiced extra hard in anticipation of being chosen. On the given day, he played for the master and, at the end, the master said, “No…
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