Eight Things Every Writer Has to Face
So, you want to be a writer?
Congratulations. This is a noble profession, with a long and prestigious history. You will be joining a society that includes William Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, and other notable scribes.
However, this is also an undertaking that is not for the faint of heart. Simply put, you need to have a thick skin if you want to survive.
Every profession has its challenges, and this one is no different. What makes these challenges unique is that writers face them alone. Even if you have a writing partner, the act of writing remains a solo endeavor. It takes a certain kind of person, one with drive, concentration, attention to detail and the ability to follow through, to sit down in front of a computer screen (or typewriter, if you are old-school) and create words that someone will hopefully read.
Here are the most common obstacles you will face as a writer. Continue reading “Author Guest Post: Steven Donahue”