While every writer’s exact reasons for writing, and their journey, is unique in many ways, I’ve got an idea that there are two things we have in common that fuel our motivation. These are the reasons we keep writing without reward, even where no immediate audience or revenue stream is apparent, and why we keep yearning for opportunities to be noticed, and keep submitting and submitting and submitting. Through understanding this, I feel we can go a distance towards explaining how we interact with our own writing, readers, the submissions process and more. And on the flipside I guess it can help give readers some insight into the Groundhog Day-esque hellscape of a career writer’s mind.
A little bit of a “in case you missed it” type post with full panel recordings. Check the promos above each video to see the topics and panelists. Hope you enjoy!