Every writer’s life is a cycle of the same basic steps. Write Fan Fiction Writing in somebody else's world is a great way to get better at plot, character and subtext. Get Asked to Write The more stuff you put out there, the more likely it is that somebody will ask if you want to write for them. Send Out Stories If you want to see your work produced, you have to send it out. Enter Competitions Entering competitions is a great way to teach yourself deadlines and discipline. Get Rejected Every writer gets rejected. It's an occupational hazard. 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. FeaturedWhat This Website Taught Me Find out what I learned about being a writer as I put this website together. FeaturedHow I Got Back Into Writing The story of how I got out of the habit of writing, and how I came back.