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A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
The life of the professional writer - like that of any freelance, whether she be a plumber or a podiatrist - is predicated on willpower. Without it there simply wouldn't be any remuneration, period.
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game.
I'd never been to a science-fiction convention until I became a professional writer.
Chicago is the Great American City, and it was really great to live there during a time of economic expansion and opportunity and growth. I felt like I was living at the center of the world. Unlike New York, no one expects you to be a professional writer.
Being a professional writer is not an easy way to make a living.
I've been a professional writer for 20 years, and there are contours in that time, crescents and troughs.
I never intended to be a professional writer; as the story developed, the one thing I had in my hopes was that this would be something tangible to separate me from the nameless, numbered masses.
R. A. Salvatore
If you want to be a professional writer then you need to write consistently. Inspiration strikes about once every blue moon which, for me, is once every two and a half to three months, which is when I'll get really and truly inspired about something.
To practice - write each and every day if possible - then try to attend professional writer's conferences where you can learn your craft, get to know fellow writers, and meet editors and agents.
Anyone can write one book: even politicians do it. Starting a second book reveals an intention to be a professional writer.
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