If you have wanted to be a writer all your life, you have probably heard this from a number of people. The world of writing is rather competitive, and there is a statistical probability that you might not become the next Oscar Wilde. But that does not mean that you will not be able to make money out of your writing. That does not mean that you will not be widely read, either.
Every person has a story inside them, one that is waiting to burst out. Make sure you write that story. Write it with all your passion, make sure that you give it your all. Reach out to other writers, make sure you build connections with other writers and publishers. It is highly important for you to maintain the right kind of connections in any industry- the writing world included.
Don’t feel too scared of trying out other mediums of writing. There are a number of big writers who started out as newspaper writers, or even bloggers! Make use of any platform that helps you reach out to a wide base of readers- you never know how far that can take you.
Being a writer can be an uphill task, but like most uphill tasks, the reward waiting on top of the hill will be worth all the effort you are required to put into it.
There are two words that can send a shiver down any writer’s spine- and those two words are writer’s block. Every writer has to deal with these some time or the other. It takes a huge emotional toll on the writer, who relies on their writing for emotional and psychological release.
If you are trying to overcome your writer’s block, you have to keep certain things in mine. First of all, you are brave for trying to get over the writer’s block in the first place. Second of all, this happens to almost every writer at some point of time or the other. It will pass- this is not something permanent. You should also keep in mind that there is a chance none of the normal tips for overcoming writer’s block will work on you. This is a condition that is extremely varied and personal, so don’t feel too let down.
You should not stop writing just because you are facing a writer’s block. Sit down and write something- anything- for at least 15 or 20 minutes. It does not have to make sense, it does not even have to be grammatically correct. If you see something that has inspired you, or something that has made you feel happy, write about it. You will slowly regain your ideas and you will be able to start writing.