A Writer’s Life For Me?

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It may be the hope of all who have ever put pen to paper that they might be able to write on a full-time basis.

The romantic notion of a writer’s life is compelling enough for many. It find’s them seeking ways to make a living by crafting the written word.

David Boles is the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Go Inside Magazine.
Boles indicates his day starts at 8:00 a.m. and he rarely finishes writing until midnight. Boles has additional words of wisdom for new writers.

1. You will not get rich overnight.

Some of Boles’ advice runs counter to the idealistic notion of what a writer’s life is supposed to be, “The best thing you can do to prepare yourself for the life of a writer is to make certain you have a steady form of income that will cover your monthly bills.”

Can your write to earn a living?

2. Creativity may be overrated.

Boles also indicates creativity is less about devising something altogether new and more about a willingness to find new ingredients for an old recipe, “There’s nothing new in the world and good writing is simply reinventing what has come before you in a new and delightful way.”

3. Muse cooperation is not optional.

While many writers feel that creative inspiration is required if you are to write anything of meaning, Boles has a more pragmatic approach to writing, “Making yourself sit down and create is more important than the desire to write.”

4. An understanding spouse is worth their weight in gold.

When you sit in front of your word processor for hours on end it may be difficult for others to see how what you are doing has much meaning, but Boles indicates if you are called to write you should, “Find someone who understands your need to write – for writing is a lonesome life and sharing that isolation with someone who unconditionally accepts your Calling is paramount to protecting your sanity and career.”

5. Writer’s Block.

Boles has some very straightforward advice for those who may feel they are experiencing a season of writer’s block, “Write. Just write. There is nothing else.” It should be clear that the life of a writer is not a pristine existence where creative thoughts are ever-present and publishers are always willing to publish your material.

In conclusion:

A writer’s life is hard work and rarely filled with instant gratification. However, for those who have experienced the call to write it is difficult to imagine a life lived any other way.

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6 Comments

Athena Gay · March 22, 2018 at 11:44 am

G-morning, Peter! This post highlights the very points that aspirants like me struggle to

overcome daily. The notion that becoming a writer is easy is unrealistic on so many levels

but I remain hopeful. There are so many worthwhile stories to tell; we just need to be

brave enough to take that first step. Cheers! 🙂

    Six Figure · March 22, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Hi Athena,
    Managing expectation and knowing your limitations are one of the biggest hurdles to achieving success in your writing profession, if you choose this route.
    Best regards.
    Pete

Todd Treharne · March 22, 2018 at 11:46 am

Hi Pete! i find that the best way to stir creativity is to just start writing. I f I wait

for it to show up on its own, it rarely if ever does. Though once I start, inspiration

always comes. Thanks for a great share!

    Six Figure · March 22, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Todd,
    You are correct in your comment. I find, I just need to focus & hit the keyboard. If you hesitate to long, you will never get anything done.
    Best regards.
    Pete

JimtheCoach Ulintz · March 22, 2018 at 11:48 am

Hi Peter, What jumped off your page for me was “for writing is a lonesome life” “It find’s

them seeking ways to make a living by crafting the written word.” and “The best thing you

can do to prepare yourself for the life of a writer is to make certain you have a steady

form of income that will cover your monthly bills.” Thank You not too encouraging but

realistic. To Writing good content and building a great networking business so we can

write!!! JimtheCoach Ulintz

    Six Figure · March 22, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Writing can be an enjoyable hobby or an over riding passion. Both ends of the spectrum can be equally enjoyable. What you need to realise before taking the massive step into a writers career is that there is a massive amount of competition out there. You will need to set realistic goals and be able to take rejection in your stride, especially if you are looking to make a living from it. Alternatively, you could write a blog and perfect your skills whilst building a following.
    Best regards.
    Pete

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