Monday Discovery: Tips on How to Survive and Thrive

Here’s an addition to today’s Monday Discovery: At Live, Write, Thrive, C. S. Lakin features a guest post by *Brian Feinblum.

Brian’s “16 Tips on How to Survive and Thrive as a Writer” resonated with me particularly because of the recent conversations on this blog about how each member of the writing partnership or group–the writer and the reader–can be most productive.

To whet your appetite, here are his first points:

  • Always believe in yourself. You have something to offer others, something worth sharing, something unique and special.
  • Know the experts are not always right. There is rarely one singular way to do anything. Find your own style and way to do what you need to do to succeed.
  • Never accept defeat. Change course, yes. Give up, no. Admit you made an error or mistake but don’t throw in the towel.
  • Learn from others. Copy the habits of successful people when it suits you but don’t be just like them. The world needs you—not a replica of someone else.
  • Realize you can improve every aspect of your writing, editing, publicity, marketing, sales, distribution, etc. Push the bar higher and keep reaching beyond your comfort zone.
  • Stop making excuses or looking for reasons you fall short.

Doesn’t this make you want to read more? It’s an affirming post for a writer at any stage of development. Go read the rest now: 16 Tips on How to Survive and Thrive as a Writer.

*Brian Feinblum blogs at Book Marketing Buzz Blog.

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