|kenscholes:||naturally, there must be talent and skill in appropriate doses. But the production engine is persistence.|
|jaylake:||people seem to have a hard time with that|
|jaylake:||as if writing were some mystical, magical act|
|kenscholes:||yeah, because they're lazy and want a magic bullet.|
|kenscholes:||or because they're scared and want a magic bullet.|
It's amazing how often I get asked "How did you break in?" My answer is almost always some variation on "I write a lot, and I fail a lot." People really do want something more (or less) than that, it seems.
Write. Fail. Write more. Fail less. (See "brute persistence" above.)