Rachael Herron on What It's Really Like to Write Full Time | TPW Podcast Ep 041

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Rachael Herron dreamed of writing for a living. Chose the typical path of writing degree in college (MFA), worked a day job, and wrote on the side. But after seventeen years of emergency services and writing on the side... everything changed. Rachael was able to leave one job for the work she dreamed about doing as a little girl. Be encouraged, inspired, and challenged as Rachael explains what it's really like to write for a living. You might be surprised. Find Rachael at: http://rachaelherron.com/write/ and on twitter: @rachaelherron Prolific Writer Takeaways:

  1. Find a community. A community near your level.
  2. Edit as you go. But if you can't finish your rough draft, just write the entire draft, and edit later. Finish what you start!
  3. Party and reward yourself when you finish a book!
  4. Don't be scared to fail.

Recommended Resources:

  1. Fiction- The Marsh Kings Daughter by Karen Dionne
  2. Fiction- After Time Series
  3. Non Fiction- Story Engineering by Larry Brooks
  4. Non Fiction- Emotion Thesaurus 
  5. Software- Scrivener
  6. Movie- Sense8
  7. Writing Inspiration- Rachael's Newsletter