Let the Journey… Begin

writeabookDeciding to become a writer can be an intense and scary moment. Many people enjoy writing; many would consider it a hobby that they love, but what factors need to be thought about when considering to take this hobby and make it something that you can do full-time?

During the next few weeks I will be attending a communications course for my Masters program at Washington State University. The course will continually allow me to fine-tune this site and develop it through the beginning stages of my portfolio for my entire Masters program. Beyond that I want this site to become a reference tool for those writers out there that are looking for information on becoming a better writer, getting published or even just to witness my own writing adventures.

I have chosen the topic of becoming a writer because it is something that I am not only going through right now in my life but something I feel very passionate about. I think that one of the best ways to become successful at what you love is to share that with others that love the same things. I think that the first thing that should be established is whether or not you should become a writer. This question is obviously a state of mind mostly, however I was lucky enough to discover another author by the name of Chuck Wendig who’s crude yet straight forward intelligence on writing really put things into perspective for me. Click on the link below to understand what I mean. (Warning: Language may be considered extreme to those that are not willing to read the hard truths).

25 Things I Want To Say To “Aspiring” Writers

Together we will build a greater knowledge on the publishing process and watch our own adventures during the process. You will see the successes, challenges and processes in which I go through in my attempts to turn my creative writing from a hobby… to a career.

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.”

~ Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien)

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