Saturday, 9 May 2015

Be true to yourself ~ and your dreams

Success for a writer can mean finishing a first story or poem, having the courage to submit this for publication, and using the acceptance to inspire the next piece of work. 

A writer's voice happens with perseverance; a novel too, an anthology of short stories or poems, a piece of prose... 

and always more words if you want there to be, but never enough time to write them. Discovering what motivates you and having a realistic plan, then becomes a necessity. 

It's helpful to ask:
What is your writing goal?
How will you achieve it?
How long will it take?
Why are you pursuing it?
How will your life have changed when your goal has been reached?

If words are the fire in your blood, so that like myself you want to write as a career, it can become a small business. The product is books and there's marketing, time management, more which leads to a brand...

I am still building mine, but it's... 

Sharon Bradshaw, Historical Novelist, Inspirational Writer and Speaker 

My debut novel, The Monk who Cast a Spell, was published by Motivational Press on 16th March. It's available now from Amazon UK USA Barnes and Noble, and in other places 

In Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3 Polonius says to his son, Laertes:

"This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell, my blessing season this in thee."
William Shakespeare

Don't lose sight of your dreams. They belong to you! 

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