As far as making art is concerned, expressing yourself through the written word can be a tough trade that requires one to explore the depths of one’s soul and find one’s inner voice!
It also requires a pen and paper.
AND a lot of grit. It may come as a surprise to you, but writing as a trade didn’t start all that well for many a famous writer at first. For example, the now world-renowned and beloved Dr. Seuss’s first book was rejected 27 times by various publishers before it finally saw the light of day. Also, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter (the first ever part of it, that is) was rejected by multiple publishers before one of them ultimately said ‘amen’ to the idea!
Indeed, it was only through persistence and patience that they managed to attain their artistic heights and get recognized for it, too!
However, talent indeed does present an essential part of the concoction that makes for an excellent writer, but it is notions such as patience, dedication, and practice that highlight the difference between just a talented individual and a professional writer!
In this article, we’ll display some essential things to take into consideration if you’re a young writer.
Without further ado, here we go!
Important Tips for a Teenage Writer
- Don’t Be Worried If Your Writing’s Bad! – If you’re a teenager, no matter how talented you are, chances are- your writing is going to be that great in the beginning. The teenage years are, as is the case for many other physiological and psychological processes, formative years, so a young person is still too impressionable to form a reliable voice of their own. So, if your writing is currently not the best, don’t worry- there’ll be plenty of time to improve!
- Read a Lot – To be a good writer, you have to be a good reader first. Through the constant reading of what other authors have written before you, you’ll have a better clue of what style suits you the best and how to communicate your ideas more efficiently!
- Write Every Day – Even though writing is perceived as a lofty act of transferring your thoughts onto paper (and rightfully so), you shouldn’t forget that producing text is still a trade. So, as the case with any other profession out there- practice makes perfect, so don’t forget to write every day, even if it’s just a couple of sentences or something as random as a shopping list!
- Get Acquainted with the Publishing Industry – If you’re planning on becoming a writer, publishing companies are going to play a big part in your professional and business life. As a part of preparing yourself for a writer’s path, getting to know a couple of the local publishers can go a long way in the future!
All things considered, as a young writer, you can expect a myriad of hurdles and challenges on your way toward becoming recognized in the literary world. The key to success is to have patience, accept criticism and always practice the intricacies of your trade!At Progressive Rising Phoenix, we firmly believe in the power of the written word and seek to support young writers through the traditional and joint-venture contracts we offer. If you’d like to learn more, feel free to visit our website!