Thursday, April 30, 2009

Success

How do you as a writer gain success? Here is a simple plan to follow:

S - Sit down at your computer, with your laptop, with your lined pad, with your journal and be prepared to write.

U - Understand what you plan to write about and confirm your research. Don't depend on only one source. Be certain your source is reliable.

C - Clear your mind of unnecessary clutter and focus on the task at hand.

C - Coordinate your ideas so your finished piece will be logical and understandable.

E - educate yourself with regard to proper manuscript formatting, grammatical rules, marketing techniques, incredible query letters, etc.

S - study guidelines - Make sure you aren't submitting a fiction piece to a magazine which only accepts non-fiction or sending a children's picture book to a publishing house specializing in erotic fiction.

S - Submit your best work after careful editing, waiting, re-reading, polishing, and making sure everything is within the guidelines before you send.

Follow these steps and success will find you.

2 comments:

  1. What a great way to stress the important key points in writing to get published!

    Karen Cioffi

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  2. Thanks, Karen. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.

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