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Every writer's life is a cycle of the same basic steps.

Every writer’s life is a cycle of the same basic steps.

The Writing Cycle

Writing in somebody else's world is a great way to get better at plot, character and subtext.

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The more stuff you put out there, the more likely it is that somebody will ask if you want to write for them.

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If you want to see your work produced, you have to send it out.

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Entering competitions is a great way to teach yourself deadlines and discipline.

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Every writer gets rejected. It's an occupational hazard.

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This is the story of how one part-time writer tried to build himself something like a career.

Find out why the people who gave him work, gave him work. And why those who didn't, didn't.