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How to Be Taken Seriously as a Writer

February 22, 2017

Having bumped into a few people lately who have asked me what I am doing now, the answer is I am still writing, but currently for pleasure rather than for publication or performance. Many of Katy’s comments in this post strike a chord with me. I hope they will with you also.

A Writer's Path

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by Kate Colby

So writing is your creative calling, your life’s purpose, your ultimate joy. Congratulations! You’re part of (in my totally unbiased opinion) one of the best groups of people in the world. You know it, I know it — and yet, your friends and family don’t.

After all, what’s so special about being a writer? Literally billions of people on the planet write every day. It’s a basic life skill, one of the first we learn. And as a career? Psh! You might as well steal a cardboard box from behind your local grocery store and get comfy on the street.

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