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Writing Classes and Writing Coaches

In Learning to Write on March 24, 2010 at 2:28 am

What does it take to break in to professional writing? That’s the big question isn’t it? When I ask participants of my writing classes and seminars this question, these are their answers: (a) a good idea; (b) an agent; (c) a “contact” in a big publishing house; (d) perseverance. What would your answer be?

Here’s my answer, and there’s only one answer as far as I’m concerned: absolutely perfected, professional writing skills. Writing skills. Let me say that again: Writing skills.

That’s what this blog is primarily about. I’ll do other things with it–like give you a book recommendation or a reading list. I’ll even have entries from other people about the business, the craft, and the art of writing. But primarily you’ll be hearing from me about the craft of writing. Stick with me, and you’ll learn everything you need to know about becoming a professional writer.

I’ll be writing a weekly column about the craft of writing, and–after this week–if you miss any, you’ll find them in the “Learning to Write” category. The first column starts now, in the left-hand column!