There's only so long you can coast on that first burst of writerly inspiration. Then, if you're serious about writing, reality sets in — and the work begins.
For the novices, Michael Nye of The Missouri Review put together a list of things young writers should know from the start. For folks who've been writing a while, it never hurts to be reminded of these rules — as they can just as easily apply to experienced writers.
Check out the full article here, or see my summary below.
10 things emerging writers should be aware of early in their career
1. Talent is overrated.
Hard work and dedication are the keys to success.
2. Don't be in a rush to publish. Anyone can write. Take your time and get it right!