By Princess Folakemi
The struggle for success here depicts struggle or dreaming for success in writing. The fact that you have decided to take up writing is good news in the first place. It means that you have taken the first and the hardest step.
Here are two tips for you;
First, just skip the hard part. Move to the next chapter; find a section that is not so difficult and start there.
Secondly, don’t take it so seriously. Write silly stories that you think can educate positively. Free your creative juices. You may not have a well refined final draft but you can always edit later.
Everyone starts their writing career bemoaning their receipts of rejection daggers to the heart. Rejection is normal at first as you aspire to gain ground and a reputation.
I took the opposite strategy. Instead of moaning, I kept a file of the number of times I was rejected so that when I became great I would be able to tell the tales of my rejection and this made my victory all the more sweeter.
Scholars and writers who do great today have very large files of previous rejection notices. When finally you receive that letter of acceptance, you would have gone through your writing skills so many times that you yourself would realize easily your areas of strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, see joy in rejection notices because with more persistence you are improving yourself.
In conclusion, I would like to give every aspiring writer these general tips;
- Appreciate all writers
- Believe in yourself
- Challenge yourself creatively
- Dream of success
- Explore fact, fiction and fantasy
- Invest in classes, workshops and conferences
- Join a critique group or session
- Keep abreast of publishing needs
- Make every word count
- Be positive always and prepare
- Understand the impact of words
- Venerate languages
- Set future goals
If you follow these steps, I assure you will mark your mark in your chosen career.