Whenever I get asked about the best advice to give an aspiring author or pre-published writer, I always say “write, write, write” and when you’re tired, “write some more.” Recently, I had a discussion with some teachers about mentoring younger writers, particularly those seeking to turn their writing into a career as a published author and I was again asked, “what is the best advice I can give them?”
Yes, it really is that simple. Most authors will not turn into J.K. Rowling or Stephen King overnight. Hell, they didn’t become a success overnight either. But they both possessed perseverance and commitment to their goals. What did they do? They wrote.
Writing is a Muscle
The more you write, the stronger your muscle becomes. So here are my ten reasons why writing is like exercise (and why the principles of one serve the other!)
Fitness classes can shake up your workout routine and so can writing classes. Personal trainers in fitness keep you on target and we all have people in our lives who can provide us with that sharp kick in the ass when we need it.
Writing is exactly like exercise–and I am Iron(wo)man.