Becoming a professional writer

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”

~ Richard Bach

If you are a writer struggling with the dream of becoming a professional writer, don’t quit.

Persistence is the key, and hard work. Set some firm goals for today, this week, this month, this year and for the next five years. Write down these goals – then go for them. Don’t even think about quitting.

Word by word, chapter by chapter, story by story, poem by poem you will become a professional writer.

You may not reap fame or fortune – very few do. Most professional writers who diligently pursue their dreams make a reasonable living from their labours.

And while you are becoming a professional writer you will have the satisfaction that you are doing what you love – writing.

Good writing.


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