This article will treat Amazing Reasons Why a Lot of Writers Are Not Successful By Angela Ibukunoluwa Komolafe
Do you know that writing is a craft?
A lot of writers don’t know this. They take writing as a hobby and not as a craft. This is the reason why they are not successful. The truth is that if you want to become successful in your writing, you also have to stop treating writing as a hobby and start treating it as a craft.
Writing is a craft and like every other craft, writing has it own modus operandi.
A successful craftsman understands the modus operandi of his craft.
A successful craftsman is also clear from the onset of the specific craft he wants to learn. And he focuses and commits himself to it.
A lot of writers are not clear about the specific craft (niche) that ought to focus on in the writing industry.
They don’t have a clue of their message to the world. So they are not focused and consistent. They write everything about everything. Yet they wonder why they are not achieving success.
A successful craftsman, however, learns and models from a master who has achieved the kind of success he desires.
A lot of writers are not intentional about honing their writing skills by learning from pro writers. They think they can become pro writers by merely practising writing.
No! It doesn’t work that way.
While practising writing on a consistent basis will make you a better writer, it will not necessarily make you a pro writer.
A successful craftsman willingly pays not just money but service and loyalty to his master.
A lot of writers do not want to pay for mentorship. They expect their ‘desired’ mentor to offer their services to them free of charge.
A successful writer knows that success is not instantaneous. But that it also requires patience, focus and dedication to the craft.
A lot of writers are looking for overnight success. They also don’t want to pay the price. Yet they also want to take take the prize.
A successful craftsman is aware that his craft is a business. He puts in place systems and structures to help it run smoothly.
A lot of writers don’t take their writing as a business. They just do things haphazardly and expect it to be successful.
A successful craftsman does not sit still and expect customers to come because he is exceptional at want he does. Rather he goes to seek for customers using intelligent marketing strategies.
A lot of writers don’t showcase their works to their ideal audience. They don’t have any marketing strategy in place. They expect their audience to c that because they are good, their audience
Can you now see the reason why a lot of writers are not successful?
Success if not accidental, it is also intentional.
If you want to become successful as a writer, you have to start thinking and acting like the craftsman I illustrated above.