Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Secrets from Professional Writers (Part 5 of 10)

(an encore post)

5. We Grow Professionally.

Learn—and keep learning—the craft. We strive to become the best writers we’re capable of becoming.

Growing professionally means an unrelenting search for excellence. We're never satisfied. We smile when we've constructed a good paragraph and say to ourselves, I'll continue to improve.

Here's something else we can do for ourselves: Connect with other writers, those who will help us push ourselves. We don't want to connect just to get someone to stay at us until we finish an article or book. I urge writers to covenant with another to push you to make your manuscript the best writing you can do at this stage of your development.

Professionals are never pleased with their writing 
because they know they can improve.

1 comment:

  1. Feeling that as I read my proofs last night of my manuscript that I originally wrote five years ago. Oh, so much improvement can be done, even now. I guess we always feel that.

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