How to make the journey your reward

What do you want from your writing? I work with authors all the time who want to get published. I’m a publisher, so I don’t want to play down the joy of seeing your work in print, but I’m also aware that publication is often not quite what people imagined and that it still leaves a hunger for something further.

Visibility

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Reception

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Community

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  • You want to share ideas with peers.
  • You want readers to engage with what you’ve written.

Rethinking publication

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  • a local writers’ group
  • attending a residential writing course and sharing work
  • reading at a conference
  • blogging

Value the journey

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Honour your calling

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  • Shouldn’t you be making a living from all this time spent writing?
  • Writing is play and work rolled into one.
  • Writing is a form of breathing.
  • discovering more about yourself and others
  • taking yourself by surprise as images and characters emerge
  • the creativity that flows through you
  • voyaging on the ‘ship of fools’ where you can learn as much from failure as you can from success

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Editor, author, feminist & part-time nomad. Helping others develop their writing life and practice. Blog @ https://janfortune.com/

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