Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions blog comparing writing to other creative pursuit auditions.
Writers and actors have a lot in common.
They’re both creative professionals who start with nothing and do the best they can to work their way up to their dream careers.
They both also have to, in some form or another, stand up in front of strangers and try to prove, on the spot, they’re worth hiring.
The biggest difference is that, most of the time, writers only do this with words.
Query letters, proposals, cold pitches, contest submissions — no matter how you’re presenting yourself to a potential agent, publisher, editor, or publication on paper — often the first and only thing a stranger judges you by are your words.
From the first email to the sample article to everything in your online portfolio, what you write matters. It basically sums up everything that makes you a writer. And with those words, you’re expected to prove you’re either right…
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