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7 Habits of Serious Writers

writeworld:

by Ali (With thanks to Michael Pollock for the article suggestion and title.)

I’ve been writing, on and off, since my early teens – but it’s only in the last three years that I’ve really taken my writing seriously.

It’s made a dramatic difference. I write far, far more. I write better. I finish things – something which, at one point in my writing life, was pretty much unheard of.

In the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside all sorts of great writers, during my MA in Creative Writing, and in my freelancing. I’ve noticed that serious writers – people who finish novels, who publish ebooks, who run successful freelancing businesses – typically have most of the following seven habits:

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ashestoashesjc:

I regret nearly everything I did between the ages of birth and however old I was yesterday. 

doritoed:

one day i will take a really good selfie and you will be sorry….. you will all be sorry

(Source: cashcutie)

destispell:

men: rape jokes hahaha! beating women haha! lol make me a sandwich whore! put on makeup fugly! hahaha!

women: those aren’t funny.

men: lighten up, it’s a joke wow must be on her period women are so emotional lol

women: i drink the tears of men, haha!

men: hOW DARE YOU. HOW DARE YOU PROMOTE THE SUFFERING OF US MEN? DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR YOU? YOU WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT US. THATS NOT FUNNY AT ALL

chubbykirk:

i like boys in theory and then one gets too close to me adn im like nah