Most successful musicians were born with a God-given knack for music, but they also studied for many years, practiced hour upon hour, and continue to practice and learn new techniques — even after they make it big.
● study the craft
● hone your skills
● practice daily
The same is true for anyone who wants to perfect a talent. Who takes piano lessons, ballet lessons, or flight lessons and is then accused of having a silly little hobby? Or feels guilty about the time they spend trying to realize their dream? Those pursuits require years of training. Why should writing be any different?
You have every reason to take seriously your desire to write.
Deborah Raney’s books have won numerous awards including the RITA, National Readers Choice Award, and the Carol Award. She will teach both morning and afternoon sessions at the upcoming Writing for the Soul conference. Visit her at www.deborahraney.com.
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