Wendy Getchell's Blog
The growth of a writer
Becoming a good writer takes a bit of time and practice. I had plenty of practice as a nurse charting short, to the point stories about my patients. That in itself did not prepare me for writing for profit. I love to write, and have plenty enough ideas for stories but I needed more than just that passion. I took the time to complete 2 courses geared toward writing for children, from the LongRidge Writers group, West Redding, CT, and now I have embarked on a third course writing for the adult markets. I've learned much and have created several pieces suitable for publishing (according to my tutors). Now I just need to get off my butt and send them to editors.
If you have the time )and you should really do this) leave your bio and email address on several writers sites. You never know who may contact you. I did and it paid off several months down the road. I have recently been hired by a company in Texas (I live in Canada) to help them write Ad Copy for businesses.
The growth of a writer may be slow, but, given the ambition, you will eventually reach your ultimate goal of becoming a published writer.
Posted March 27, 2010 22:42 by Wendy Getchell