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Writers by Definition Write

December 26th, 2012 | Posted by Veronica Louis in Writing - (0 Comments)

by Veronica Louis

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In an interview in Writer’s Digest, author R.L. Stine said: “People say, ‘What advice do you have for people who want to be writers?’ I say, they don’t really need advice, they know they want to be writers, and they’re gonna do it. Those people who know that they really want to do this and are cut out for it, they know it.”

I think Stine says it all. Writers by definition write. And it’s better not to focus on the how of becoming a writer, and instead, like Stine suggests, focusing on the doing. Writers write, lawyers practice law and actors act. Mind you, there is no rule that states that you must be exceptional at law to practice law or be outstanding at acting to act, and the same logic applies to writing. Yet, like any other profession, the more you practice, the more prolific you become. (more…)