2 results for 'writing success'
I recently had the pleasure of attending a book signing, here in Dallas, for one of the best-known authors of our time, Nicholas Sparks.
One of the reasons I traveled to see him was because I wanted to be in the presence of a true success story; someone who’s worked hard, developed his craft into literary artistry, and has gained international acclaim due to the marketability of his work. Mr. Sparks is a self-made man, and someone who those of us in the writing field continually strive to become. He’s an author who never gave up when he first started writing, despite some setbacks and... (more)
...I resist those who encourage us to persist until we succeed because they construct an erroneous frame for writing, that we must achieve acclaim and monetary success to validate ourselves as writers. The reality is that few slots are vacant for fame and fortune. The traditional frame for writing success is a harmful illusion. The attitude stems from the old American Dream, that sees a land of opportunity where all can succeed, as if we were all equal, the same. We are all different with unique skill levels, capacities and weaknesses. In addition, we have unique opportunities, not equal... (more)
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