post by Michelle Griep
Talking about writing is not the same thing as writing. If you want to be a successful writer, you've got to actually write.
Rule #2: Write a lot.
Just because you produce a lot does not necessarily correlate with you publishing a lot. The point of this rule is that sometimes you simply must write to fail, to practice, to stretch the boundaries of what you think you're capable of, to freaking grow as a writer.
Rule #3: Write some more.
If you want to make money at this writing game, you'll have a better chance of racking up dollar signs by putting out more books. The more titles in print, the more your name gets out there, the more you'll sell.
Rule #4: Write. Edit. Repeat.
But all this talk of writing doesn't mean you should shovel out piles of steaming literary manure. You are not an alchemist. Your words are not gold. So cut them. Tweak them. Make that prose sing like a mermaid beneath a silvery moon.
Rule #5: You DO talk about Write Club
Be an encourager to all the other writers around you. There's more than enough negativity out there. Be a beautiful writing beacon and share this information with others.
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