EVEN ART SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY
Published on the Writer's College, New Zealand, this piece achieved an honourable mention in a competition themed 'What is the greatest writing tip you ever received?'
THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY
This personal essay takes a look at how important it is that aspiring (and recognised) writers and creative artists treat their work very seriously and put the necessary processes and routines in place to achieve their goals.
The Writers College, is a global college, with three country-specific locations- UK, South Africa and New Zealand. They also have 22 international tutors, 35 writing courses, and thousands of successful graduates. The colleague is aimed at helping writers to grow and develop.
"The biggest mistake many of us make is that we want to be writers, rather than we are writers. We want to pen the next great novel. We want to write the first ten chapters. We want to send out query letters to agents. We want to write time and time again, even after each gut-wrenching, soul blasting, shiver-me-brittle-timbers rejection that we receive. But we don’t do it. Not consistently, anyway. We think about it, or even talk about it, but we don’t do it."