Every new writer dreams of getting noticed and getting published. It doesn’t matter what kind of writer you are, you will one day, want to be exposed and greeted by the literary world. It’s natural and it’s great if you are thinking this way, because you have already taken a small step in your mind to achieving this goal.
To become a successful writer and to get your work noticed in the early stages is the hardest part. A fear of rejection and lonely days and nights in front of the laptop as you batter away endlessly at the keys is common for most writers. However, if you are serious about becoming a successful writer, then these things should pass you by like water off a ducks back and nothing should stop you from getting your work noticed.
As an aspiring writer in the early stages, its important to become a member of as many online writing groups as possible. This way you will get to know what is currently expected of writers and you will get to know fellow writers. Most importantly, you will be able to publish your work for all to see. There are many sites like WordPress that are an amazing start for would be novelists or bloggers. Read more, here.
Enter as many competitions as possible. This is especially true for fiction writers. There are short story contests running constantly which offer prizes of as much as £1000 for the winner. Imagine the boost that winning a £1000 prize would give to a writing career. Potential book publishers or editors would be most impressed by this.
Even if you’re not a fiction writer, there are thousands of magazines out there that need new material to survive. Writers supply them with that material. Search for magazines that specialise in the subject that you write in. Subscribe to it or read several copies to see exactly what kind of articles they are looking for. Write your article and submit it, after reading the submission guidelines.
Never ever give up after receiving a rejection letter. This is the most common part in the world of writers. There are more rejections than submissions. Recover from a rejection by starting your new article. With determination, you will be where you want to be quicker than you think.