Nov 4, 2009

Can You Learn to Write?

Can one learn to be a great writer?

If one has the heart to wake up every day with the desire to put pen to paper, or fingers to keys, and has a willingness to make sacrifices to excel at their craft they can become great.

The key with mastering any craft or finding seemingly impossible success is to never give up no matter the circumstance. Quitting is not an option.

Carrie was Stephen King's first book to be published. It was his fourth written work.
A Time To Kill was John Grisham's first book to be published. It was his second written work.
It took J. K. Rowling 5 years on social assistance writing in coffee shops before she finished Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Author of Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, was a young mother of three boys when, inspired by a dream, she decided to spend her nights and weekends writing.

A writer does not know if they will ever be published. Even if they never achieved an ounce of recognition for their work we'd still get up every day and write. Why? Because writing becomes a part of your soul...a part of your legacy.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great message. And it is absolutely correct. If you have a passion and the drive to see it through, anything is possible.
    Thanks for sharing Lacey!


"All dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was in vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence