Why do most writers fail? Is it because of a lack of talent or poor writing skills? Is it because of subject matter or style?
I’ll tell you why I think most writers fail. It’s because of a lack of perseverance. They simply don’t stick with it. If you are a writer and you don’t make money right off the bat from your writing, get a real job and just keep writing.
And by keep writing, I don’t mean blindly turning out content year after year. You must study writing the way you study biology.
If you are weak in grammar, fix it. If you are weak in spelling, fix it. If you use too many abstract words and not many concrete words, fix it.
And keep reading and keep writing. If you truly accept that writing is a journey and not a destination, you’ll be okay.
There are plenty of articles on this blog full of useful tips to help you fix your writing, especially if you are writing flash fiction.
This is the Old Soldier blogging out of Pittsburgh on another lovely summer afternoon.
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