Writing Advice

The Dangers of Writing


Normally you wouldn’t associate danger with writing. Except that’s not the type of danger I’m about to discuss. Read on.

The dangers I’m talking about here starts with unrealistic expectations. Say you become a Writer and expect the world to stop for your novel and embrace it. The huge book tours, the six-figure advances and movie deals. You get the picture.

When you start having delusions of grandeur regarding your writing and its results that’s when you need to take  a step back and get yourself together.

Always remember. Fame and fortune are great, but in the end they’re status symbols and mark the materialistic gain that comes from your writing. Everyone knows that it doesn’t happen to everyone. If you get lucky and it happens for you, wonderful, but if it doesn’t you shouldn’t be pushing the panic buttons.

That’s what happens in today’s society. Most people today will measure you on how many books you’ve sold, or how many movie deals you’ve inked. But usually those occurances are out of your control. They either happen or they don’t. But don’t fret, there’s another way to measure success, and believe me this is something that you have complete control over.

It’s called writing. It’s called editing. It’s called trying to produce the best piece of work you’re possible of creating. Those are the only things that a Writer should  be concerned with. And if you focus on these things, and keep your goals reasonable, then the dangers of writing will be a thing of the past.

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, publishing, and life. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.


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