Writing is fun, so fun, that some people think that it’s addictive. Like exercise or alcohol, you can come to crave it.
Years ago, a writer named Charlie Brown wrote dozens of novels. One day he realized that he wasn’t making a lot of money at it, and yet he loved writing, so he started the magazine LOCUS, which is dedicated to reviewing the works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers.
Each year, we would invite him to the Writers of the Future event, and Charlie would talk about how writing can be addictive, and if the young winners of the contest were smart, they’d “Get out now!” He would point to writing addicts like Stephen King, and talk about how they were unable to enjoy life. Sure, they had millions of dollars, but were they enjoying it properly?
I have to admit that I would cringe each time that Charlie would give that talk. First of all, I suspect that Stephen King enjoys writing immensely. If that’s his drug of choice, then more power to him. Even worse, I have to admit that I’m something of a writing peddler. I’ve helped people get hooked on writing over and over again.
Several times in the past year, I’ve had people write me and say things like, “I took your writing workshop last year, and since then I’ve written four novels. I just wanted to thank you, because today I got my first major sale.” Or, as happened two weeks ago, a young woman came up and showed me her first novel from a major publisher and said, “I’ve been reading your writing tips for years, and I just wanted to say ‘thank you.’ I just switched careers from being a neuroscientist to a full-time writer.”
To be honest, in my workshops I try very hard to get authors to make writing into a habit. It’s like exercising. The more you do it, the better you get, and the “stronger” your work becomes.
Go practice writing today. Have some fun.
David Farland’s Writers Bundle—
Get access to the audited versions of Dave’s online workshops and receive copies of his writing books, all for a special price. These materials would normally cost more than $1800, but for this sale only you can get them all for the low price of $89. That’s six workshops, six seminars, and four books on writing all for only $89. This year’s bundle even includes new items, including a guide to publishing in 2020 that will be helpful whether you want to take the traditional route or go Indie.
You’ll get one-year access to all material in these workshops, meaning you can work through courses at whatever speed you like, and even complete assignments alongside friends and writing groups.
The Workshops and Seminars are all videotaped, and you will be able to access them online. Buy it on Dave’s website MyStoryDoctor.com through the online workshops page.
Note: This bundle is only available for two more days! Buy now before you miss your chance!
Many soon-to-be great authors suffer from writer’s block. Which is the number one problem troubling young and old writers alike. David Farland, along with NLP Trainer Forrest Wolverton, are providing a training that has been designed to help you change all that.
We will be streaming this event live and providing a taped recording afterward so if you cannot join us in person, join the feed! You are encouraged to take notes and actively participate during your time with us.
This workshop is coming up fast! Writer’s Peak will take place on November 16th in Provo. That’s next Saturday! Don’t miss your chance to break that writer’s block and get back to doing what you love. You can find it at MyStoryDoctor.com on the live workshops page.