Writing Hack #19 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published
At some point, a writer must understand how to become almost invisible. You, as the writer, are there, but only to entertain, teach, or inspire with words. It is not about you—it is about your reader. No one wants to be distracted by the author and their problems, and worries. They want to be entertained or need the information you provide.
When writing, keep your ego out of the reader’s way. This means you will become more of a channel than a celebrity. Yes, eventually certain writers do gain celebrity status, but not because they inserted themselves and their personality into their writing. Their reader is the most important purpose of their writing, not their ego. Good writers are humble enough to get out of the way of the story and make the reader their center of attention.
Writing is about sharing a story, information, or inspiration, and not about becoming famous or rich. These goals are understandable but keep these goals secondary, and away from the writing. Do not let your personality and complexes sneak in unless you need to share related experiences that are critical to the story. Be all about sharing and being invisible. Your readers will appreciate you for that. More importantly, they will keep reading.
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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!
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