Yeah, you can write a million words or read a thousand books in your genre but you’re still not a real writer.
You can read The Art of Fiction, The Art of War, and the hundreds of craft books out there dedicated to the topic of the three act structure, but you’re still not a real writer.
You can write a novel and revise a novel, but you’re still not a real writer.
You can query agents and receive your first rejections, but you’re still not a real writer.
You can even read Stephen King’s, On Writing, but no, you’re still not a real writer.
You can memorize Strunk n White’s style guide, but nope, not yet. You’re not quite there.
You can twitter and blog as if your life depends on it, but you’re not a writer, not yet.
So, you must wonder what in the blogosphere makes you a real writer? I’ll let you know. After hours of researching blogs, I’ve discovered the elemental truth, my dear friends.
I’ve finally found the secret…
It’s branding your candy.
Yup. What is it that you snack on while the butt is in the chair and the keyboard’s clacking? Cheap chocolate? Twizzlers anyone? Kit Kat bars?
I’ve been giving this some serious thought. If you are experiencing writer’s block. If you can barely muster the mental strength to flip the computer on and click on your document. If you haven’t landed an agent yet…maybe it’s because you haven’t connected with the right kind of candy.
And just like the whole “branding” thing, you need to claim your candy and let the world know. Just think about it, people are wandering in the grocery aisle, see your candy, and then have the sudden urge to go to the book store and buy your book.
So do you really eat candy/chocolate all day? Or is that just one big misconception out there. You know, a blogging/twitter thing.