This post was written by an author friend, Laurie Hazel. I thought her insights were down to earth and worth reading.
When you are a writer, just starting in your writing career, there are many things you are required to learn, understand and do in your journey towards becoming a published writer, an author.
The main one is, of course, dedicating as much time as possible to writing. You can take courses to learn about the mechanics of writing, the creative process, and the classic patterns of storytelling. There are many ways to achieve that, from taking creative writing courses to reading books about writing. This is all part of improving your writing skills.
The second thing that comes to mind is to learn, at the same time, how the publishing industry works. In order to do that, you need to get your feet wet in that world. Some ways of doing it are by joining a local writing group, by attending writing events in your area, and, of course, by…
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