Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker / Posts tagged "career"

5 Inconvenient Truths about the Writing Life

I get a lot of questions about the writing life from very interested folks. Some romanticize it as if its an easy, dreamy career filled only with paychecks and fame and unicorns. But there are inconvenient truths about writing that nobody tells you until you actually step into it. I don't write these to discourage you, if God has called you to nurture your gift, but simply to give a realistic view of what to expect: 1) You will not get famous. The truth is that most writers are not bestsellers. And even of those who make the New York Times list, few, if any, would be recognized in Walmart. But if you really have a gift for story or have a message you want to put on paper, you don't write to be famous, you write because you can't not write. Sure, I'd be lying if I said it didn't...

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