Every writer starts out as a reader, learning how to write through the stories they themselves enjoy. But if publication is your goal, crafting a good story is only the first step. Next comes earning your audience. Whether you choose the traditional route of agents and publishers, or choose self-publication, you still have to convince a complete stranger to spend time reading your work. And the reality is many readers have no idea what that is like.
At different times I’ve considered writing to be my hobby, my dream, my passion, and my profession, and while all of those labels are accurate; I think writing has also become a very unique form of education, a program where I am both the student and the instructor.
Jessica at jessicabakkers.com has been kind enough to nominate me for the Real Neat Blog Award. If anyone knows what’s neat, it’s her, so please go visit her site. Whether it’s fiction to read, words on writing, inspirational images, or a touch of whimsy, there’s plenty to see and enjoy.