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The 10,000-Hour Rule for Writers

See on Scoop.itWriting your first book

. . Expectations? Lower them! Ian Irvine, an Australian bestselling author wrote: “Feel free to write the most beautiful, thought-provoking words in the English language. The public will feel equal…

Lynne Fellows‘s insight:

Writing a novel is a marathon, not a sprint (well, that works for me!) But I am not alone, read on and be encouraged that the hours you spend on your book are both worthwhile and necessary!

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Author:

Dreams can come true and mine was to live in Spain forever and ever ....  Well, after studying languages many years ago I became totally enamoured with all things Spanish, I finally made the big move for a more 'relaxed' lifestyle in 2003.  Since then, I have been teaching Spanish to Ex-pats and translating. Also, I trained as a Community Manager (Social Media) so that I have a genuine excuse to be on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet for hours on end, but then I started to write. My first attempt was for NaNo 2012 with 'The Nasrid Charm' (a story set in Spain and the Afterlife.) Like most first drafts, this is in need of serious revision and has been placed on the backburner, while I pursue my mystery stories. I'll get back to it - one day :) 

3 thoughts on “The 10,000-Hour Rule for Writers

  1. Hi Lynne – this is a great post. All aspiring authors could benefit. Even “musers” like me need to understand those concepts, determine our audience, etc. we heard about the 10,000 hours as dancers and it is true in golf as well.

    Hope you are doing well. Got any special activities for summer?

    1. Hi Sammy, glad you found the post useful. I have been absent from my blog for a while, busy tidying the garden and painting the house before my summer visitors arrive. 🙂 One thing’s for sure; living in Spain certainly makes a gal popular!!! Looking forward to meeting up with some cousins who I haven’t seen in.almost 30 years, which will be fun and daunting at the sane time. Hope you are still musing over life’s little quirks. Take care and enjoy the summer…..I’ll see you in blogland 🙂

      1. Nice to hear from you, Lynne. I hope your cousin “reunion” goes well. I have a hard time hosting anyone – probably the “introvert thing”. But you’re right – desireable locations attract guests 🙂 more musing than writing, but that’s ok. Spring and summer beckon outdoor play!

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