Why writing success takes more than just talent

Judy abseiling cr James HainsworthWriter, storyteller, musician and musician Miles Salter examines the importance of tenacity in a writer’s career.

Writing, like life, is hard. People may perceive it as glamorous, but the truth is a little different. In her novel One Good Turn, Kate Atkinson describes the life of a writer as: “Sitting alone in a room for days on end, trying not to go mad.”

This is more akin to the life of most writers than the glamorous image associated with awards ceremonies and lunches with agents. If you REALLY want to be a writer you are going to need a work ethic. You need discipline. And – most important when you’re trying to get somewhere – you need to keep going. Continue reading