“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
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For months, I’ve been trying to become “the versatile writer” or “the writer who is not only a writer” in order to fit into the marketplace. But by doing that, I’ve realized that the only thing I’ve done is watered down my value as a writer.
Nobody likes pushy salesmen who show up at their door. Nobody likes pushy writing either. The problem is, when we write on an idea to sell to people, we all have the potential to sound pushy.
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
I took a long summer off writing, and I must admit, while it hurt at the time, it was the best thing I’ve done for my writing. [Read more…]