- are observant. They see the beauty in things others don't find interesting at all.
- do not listen to critics. Instead, they listen to their inner self who encourages them to pursue their passion, to share the love of the written word with others. Their confidence that they have a voice that needs to be heard outweighs their inner critic or any other critics.
- are well-read. By reading a variety of authors, they get a variety of ideas and writing styles.
- embrace rejection as a learning experience. Their craft requires them to face the possibility of rejection on a regular basis. The best writers learn to use rejection as an opportunity to grow and improve.
- challenge them. Highly creative people wake up every morning fully aware of the need to grow and push themselves. Writers don’t just talk about writing, they take action. If they need to get up two hours earlier than usual to write, they will do it. I wrote my first novel from 5 to 7 each morning, five days a week.
- are driven to the point of obsession. Writing takes priority over what they consider the most mundane. Writing takes priority over laundry and dishes. They must write like they must breathe. The dishes can wait.
- can write at any hour. They will write even if it is 2 o’clock in the morning. They are oblivious to the fact that the world is sleeping or that they should be sleeping. Although they can write at any hour, they write best at certain times of the day.
Above from the book NOVEL SECRETS,
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