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Finding Direction

I have read a lot of posts on different blogs throughout the day and have really starting thinking more about what it is that I want to be when I grow up as a writer. Just saying "I'm a writer" is great, but if even I don't know exactly what I mean by that, how successful can I be?

A lot of people feel that just having your name in print makes you a writer.My name's in print already. I'm not that impressed. I don't feel much like a real writer yet, I feel more like I'm training to be a writer. I'm quite certain it will be a never ending learning experience.

I am also finding that the writing websites that originally appealed to me just aren't quite cutting it anymore. The people are nice, the conversation can be good, but they are lacking a learning element. Its more about how to grab a quick few bucks than learning to become a better writer.

Frankly, I'd rather get by for awhile and learn all I can. Exploring every avenue of writing while working to perfect my skills can only lead to better things. Eventually, the bigger paychecks will come, with less work to get them. I hope, anyway. Maybe I'm delusional, but I think I'll work hard to find out instead of waiting for it to fall in my lap.


Welcome to the freelance writing universe!

And yes, some sites are more about learning than others, but then, everybody's path is different.

Good luck!
Tom Chandler

February 1, 2007 at 11:20 PM  

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

I just took a few minutes to look at your blog and I'll definitely be returning.

Blogs like yours are exactly what I need. You, Carson, and quite a few others are so willing to share what you have learned. I enjoy reading material that makes me think about how I can apply it to myself.

February 1, 2007 at 11:45 PM  

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