Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Writer? Answer This Question to Find Out

Most of us don’t win the career lottery.

Unlike that rare individual who knows from the age of eight he wants to be a trial lawyer (and actually becomes one and actually remains one all his life), it might take decades to discover your calling. 

In fact, this is how a lot of us get into careers as writers. We bounce from job to job until we realize writing is something that interests us.

So naturally, at some point, we ask veteran writers questions like this: "Should I become a writer? Do I have what it takes?”

+Demian Farnworth says "Usually what they want me to do is evaluate something they wrote. And at first I was like, 'Why not?' Maybe I can help people get on their way with a career in writing."

But over time he stopped accepting the invitation, and just got blunt.

Instead, when someone asks him, “Can you read this and tell me if I have a shot at writing?” this is what he tells them:

"No. I will not read what you wrote. There is a better way to tell if you could make it as a writer."

And in tomorrow's post you'll find out exactly what that is. Stay tuned. 

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