Thursday, 5 March 2009

How to be a writer

Another blog from my colleague Babu Basu

Writer in thought, writer indeed.

What do you think you need to become a writer?
a) A love of words
b) An ability to express your self
c) A life devoted to nothing but writing

It might surprise you to learn that option c) is not necessary, and, for many of us, it’s just not possible. Like other people, writers need money to survive. If you’re having to supplement your income by doing none writing jobs, fear not.

How you think of yourself is key. You can be a writer who is currently temping, or you can be an office temp who occasionally writes.
You decide.

Even if you are only able devote 15 minutes a day to writing, then for those 15 minutes, YOU ARE A WRITER.

Working another job does not make you any less of a writer, just a more determined one. Not convinced? Here’s a few examples for you to consider:
Stephen King, the legendary writer of horror was a high-school history teacher. In order to get himself into a dark frame of mind, he would write in his trailer’s built-in wardrobe.
Michael Burke, author of “Dances with Wolves” was making ends meet working as a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant. Blake had just been fired when Kevin Costner rang, asking him to write a screen play for the book.
And whilst writing award winning songs, Madonna made money working at Dunkin’ Donuts and as a nude still-life model.

So, if you want to be a writer, be a writer in your head as well as on the page.

Wisdom by Babu Basu-----------------------------------------------------------------------
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