April 3rd, 2013

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Writing Excuses 8.13: Fake It Till You Make It

Writing Excuses 8.13: Fake It Till You Make It

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2013/03/31/writing-excuses-8-13-fake-it-till-you-make-it/

Key points: Identify professional behavior you like, then build that work habit into your own behavior. Look professional. Use the art of the personal narrative to affect public perception. Don't apologize for being a writer, don't bluff about it, just be matter-of-fact about it. Beware affirming the consequent. If you feel like you're an imposter, you're probably not. Act the part and fake it till you make it.
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[Mary] Can I give the writing prompt this week?
[Brandon] Go for it.
[Mary] Because this is not actually a writing prompt. This is a submission prompt.
[Brandon] Good!
[Mary] What I want you to do is I want you to submit to a market that you think you will never sell to.
[Brandon] A story... Oh, you mean like a high...
[Mary] Yeah. High-level market. Pick the market that you would love to have your story in, that you think you will never sell to because you aren't good enough yet.
[Brandon] Okay. Don't submit a romance story to a science fiction market, which is what I immediately assumed you were...
[Mary] No, no. That is not what I meant.
[Brandon] Okay. Shoot for the stars.
[Mary] Take the story and send it to the best possible market for it.
[Brandon] That's a great prompt. All right. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.
[Howard] You really are out of excuses.
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