Posts tagged ‘writing career’

October 11, 2013

Quote of the Day: Harper Lee

I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.

March 29, 2012

Quote of the Day: Fran Lebowitz

Contrary to what many of you may imagine, a career in letters is not without its drawbacks – chief among them the unpleasant fact that one is frequently called upon to sit down and write.

February 9, 2012

Quote of the Day: Ray Bradbury

Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.

November 10, 2011

Having Hope and Faith as a Writer

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman wrote this great article about having both faith and hope when it comes to your writing career. She writes:

As we all know, a writer needs an abundance of hope as well as faith in order to survive this industry. As similar as those two terms may seem, they are vastly different.

Let’s check Webster’s for clarification:

Hope: To cherish a desire with anticipation. To expect with confidence.

Faith: Something that is believed especially with strong conviction, without question.

Simply put, hope involves expectations, but faith is a constant, unwavering belief that something exists or will happen.

The problem with hope is it’s ever-changing and often depends on other people’s actions – actions you can’t control, but hope will happen.

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