The enterprise of becoming a writer

“Why do writers write?  Because it isn’t there.”  – Thomas Berger

Every one of us has a gift, the unique reason why we are here.  Will you find your gift and then find a way to share it with the world?   Your first job is to figure out what that gift is for you.

Don’t be like me.  Don’t deny your gift for decades!  It took me fifty years to realize mine was writing.  If you suspect yours is writing, value it, nurture it and continue developing your skills even if you find a total lack of appreciation or recognition from others.  Writers write because it isn’t there, but also because we cannot help ourselves.

The other mistake I made at first, was assuming that I should only write for others for money, as in freelancing.  Do not believe that just because nobody is willing to pay you now for your writing, this will always be the case.   Follow your muse or whatever subject you feel complete passion for and proceed with your own learning process.

Find the perfect space to do your writing, and then be certain to find the time to be exactly who you are through your writing.   Authenticity is essential in this endeavor.  And when you begin to feel a bit of confidence and courage within, start a blog to seek out and find that unique group of people who appreciate what you came here to share.


About Laura Lee Carter

Laura Lee Carter is the author of this blog and she holds copyright on all materials published.
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