How to Become a Professional Writer : Tips & Advice on How to Write a Manuscript


REBECCA SATO: Hi. I’m Rebecca with ExpertVillage.com.
And what we’re going to talk about is what you need to know before you start writing.
And I’m primarily talking about if you’re writing a longer piece of work. I’m not talking
so much about maybe something you do as a freelancer such as copywriting or some other
type of contract job where there’s a definite start and a deadline and it’s not going to
take up a big chunk of your life and you’re definitely get paid for it. But manuscripts
are different because you might spend a lot of time and energy and effort developing characters,
developing the story. You might put your heart and soul into this and there is no guarantee
that you’re going to get anything concrete out of it. So before you even get started,
there’s a few things that you need to know. First of all, you need to know that it might
not get published and you need to be okay with that. And I’m not telling you to set
yourself up for defeat by having negative thoughts. I just want–as writers, I just
think it’s important that we’re realistic and the truth is not everything we write will
be published. Even some of the world’s best writers didn’t get everything they write published.
On the other hand, it may very well be published and it’s, you know, assume that it will but
at the same time, be realistic that there’s a chance that it won’t and don’t let that
bring you down. Just be aware that it’s an opportunity for you to write because you love
to write. And if you focus on that, that you’re enjoying the process, that you genuinely are
enjoying yourself, you’re genuinely enjoy stretching your abilities and your skills,
then you’re really going to come up on top either way. And another thing to keep in mind
is that you don’t have to write the entire manuscript before you find out if it’s marketable
or not, and we’ll talk about that next.

15 thoughts on “How to Become a Professional Writer : Tips & Advice on How to Write a Manuscript

  1. she only said be realistic..keep trying, of course because it is all great practice,but don't give up if you dont get everything published. You know as well as I do that not everything you write will be published, honestly, but knowing that, keep going anyway.

  2. I share the information on my channel that helped me become a published author. Go to my playlist and search for writing vids.

  3. Good advice, I don't find it negative in the slightest, it's just the truth. That life doesn't always get you what you want. And if your not prepared to handle a failure, you may never be able to pick yourself back up for a success

  4. true that his wife pulled it out of the trash and told him to finish it, not true he gave up writing, he went on to something else

  5. you sound like those losers on american idol who tell simon he is wrong, where are they now? just because you bust your ass writing a book you think is brilliant doesnt mean anyone will ever buy it. but if you are writing only to get published, you have already failed

  6. I agree with you, if you don't have faith in yourself, then you're probably not gonna be successful. Never give up! Believe in yourself, and prove everyone wrong!

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