Why to Practice Writing.
I listened to a speaker recently who gave some tips to success, and, although he spoke at a nursing convention, I found them very practical for writing.
1) Find your gift.
2) Developed your gift, because people don’t pay for average.
That average part caught my ear and yet, it is so true. People, no matter who they are, want to read the best there is out there. People don’t want to read only a mediocre book. Although a few mediocre books do become best sellers, and make people a whole bunch of money, is the teenage audience of twilight going to come back and read the twentieth book she writes, in fifteen years from now? But will the person who loves reading, and who found an excellent book, come back and read that author’s twentieth book?
I can answer most assuredly–yes. Because a good author–a truly good author–is a jewel that someone holds onto for forever, unless that author goes downhill. (I had that happen to me. It’s truly a sad event.)
As writers, remember, people don’t pay for average, so develop your craft.