My top 10 tips for aspiring authors and other insights in to my writing career

My top 10 tips for aspiring authors and other insights in to my writing career

I was recently interviewed by the lovely romance author, Maddison Michaels, about my journey to becoming a published author – http://maddisonmichaels.com/interview-with-joanne-dannon/

Although this is included in the interview, here are my top 10 tips for aspiring authors

  1. Know that it’s not easy to write a book.
  2. Surround yourself with people who support you and want you to achieve (family and friends).
  3. Find your tribe! Spend time with like-minded artists like yourself.
  4. Keep writing.
  5. Remind yourself that overnight sensations take years of hard work to accomplish.
  6. Write what you love. Don’t write to market.
  7. Don’t let rejections stop you from writing.
  8. Learn your craft. Read “how-to” books, go to workshops and conferences.
  9. Find a writing partner or group who supports you, and wants you to do well.
  10. Read! As Stephen King says, “If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write.”
  11. Every author’s road to publication is different. Don’t compare yourself with others.
  12. Keep writing (purposely added a second time).

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