Writing Myths

There are a lot of myths about writing that many believe when they first come into the author world. I believed most of them myself when I first started writing.

Myth #1: Writers must be introverts in order to create a good book.

This myth seems to be contradicting itself. One of the main factors of a good book is realistic and interesting characters. In order to develop a realistic and interesting character, an author needs to have an understanding of people. Meaning they have to have some sort of social life (or at least be unafraid of people watching).

Myth #2: A book takes only a few weeks to create.

Most of the time, this is only a myth. Depending on the type of story you’re weaving, a book can take months and years to make. It boils down to how much time and commitment you pour into the process.

Myth #3: Most authors will rake in lots of money after publishing their book.

I wish this myth was true. Unfortunately, most authors will not become instant success stories after their first book is published. Writers should not be discouraged by this however, and still strive for their goals. Maybe a few of you who are encouraged by this will become successful and write me out a grateful check. 😉
These are just a few of the many writing myths out there. If you have any more to share, please put them in the comments below for the benefit of others.


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