Tip #3 – WRITE!!
When I was younger (and naughtier), I chewed a pen, a notebook, a box of crayons, and some colored pencils. So I think I may actually be a writer AND illustrator. Mom says, “Stick to blogging.” and “You’re going back to obedience school!”
Mom writes every single day. You can’t be a writer if you don’t write. When you start out, you have to try not to be too picky. Make it a goal to get from the beginning of a story to the end. When you get there, THEN you can be picky. The revising and tightening is a good time to look with a critical eye.
That’s when you need to make sure every word moves the story along, every character has a purpose and a personality, and you’re showing more than you’re telling.
Good luck in your writing future. Do not fear the rejection. It is only a stepping stone to the success. I love stepping stones. Once at the park, we walked along some stepping stones, and I found a piece of a jelly sandwich. Stepping stones are awesome!