Every Sunday until December and unless I have a guest, I will share words of wisdom from writers on writing. Enjoy!
My mentor, Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the YearAward-winner Gerald Chamales, taught me that it takes audacity and determination to achieve one’s goals. The four basic principles of success are 1) A burning desire. 2) a definite plan culled from the masters. 3) An elimination of negativity. 4) Align yourself with like-minded individuals who share your dream.
– W.Peter Iliff, screenwriter
A real writer is a writer who is actually writing and anything that keeps you from that is just so much fluff.
– Joleen Naylor, author and blogger
To be a happy, successful author, you have to be passionate. To be a selling successful author, you have to be organized.
– Helen Ginger @ Blood-Red Pencil
If you’re focused on what someone else is doing or maitaining some imaginary status, you will lose your freaking mind. Trust me on this one. It seems totally obvious, but when you get out there it is SO hard not to get sucked into all the drama and ego and blah blah blah and comparing yourself with what everyone else is doing for good or ill.
– Zoe Winters, author
There is no one size fits all when it comes to writing a book, publishing it, or marketing it. What works for one person isn’t necessarily going to work for another. This is why it’s crucial to pursue your passions in writing and publishing, and it’s important to focus on your strengths when you market your book.
– Ruth Ann Nordin, author and blogger