Two “Secrets” for Writing Success

In my presentation to the Clay County Writers group this week, I shared the following two “secrets” for being a successful author. Maybe these will help inspire or focus your thinking as a writer.

Two "Secrets" for Writing Success

1.  There is no ONE secret to writing success. Every author approaches writing books differently based on his or her situation, commitment level, knowledge and skills. The key to being successful as a writer is to thoroughly do your research on the profession, hone your skills, create a plan for writing and marketing success, then commit the time and effort required to write and publish your work(s).

2.  Writing comes from the heart. You have to decide going into a project why you are writing the book. There are many reasons authors do what they do. Some of the reasons include: money, self-satisfaction, fame, to leave a legacy for their family or because they have a message they want to share. Only you can decide your motivator. Once you do that, you are more likely to continue to move forward because you will have a goal. I suggest that after deciding why you are doing it, that you write the reason on a piece of paper and post it near your keyboard or writing area so that you see it daily in order to remind yourself.

About bob lucas

Bob Lucas has been a trainer, presenter and adult educator for over four decades. He who has written hundreds of articles on training, writing, self-publishing and workplace learning skills and issues. He is also an award-winning author who has written thirty-seven books on topics such as, writing, relationships, customer service, brain based learning and creative training strategies, interpersonal communication, diversity, and supervisory skills. Additionally, he has contributed articles, chapters and activities to eighteen compilation books. Bob retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1991 after twenty-two years of active and reserve service.
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