Students Say What? · What I Have Learned About Being a Novelist

What I have learned about being a novelist – 7


Peter, William, Trevor
Peter, William, Trevor
Today we have William’s words of wisdom.

Over the last year, I have learned quite a few things about writing and the novelist’s life.

1. It’s not easy. Writing isn’t a hobby once you make it a job. You learn to resent your stories for existing, and the love of writing goes away.

2. There is no right way to do it, and there’s a reason why opinions exist. Your story to some will be brilliant, to others it will be horrible.

3. You get better if you practice. The more you do it, the quicker you will learn. True statement.

Overall, I can say that this class has helped further ingrain the concept of a good story into my mind. And hopefully this will have long-lasting benefits in my writing “career,” even though being a professional full-time author would suck.

I’ll miss this class. Thanks for the memories.

William is headed for George Fox University as a psychology major. In December he published his first novel, A Time of Peace, which is available at Amazon. Thanks for the memories, indeed, William. How I will miss this class!

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