G'day guys ,
How do you know when you're famous? Me? Easy. I live comfortably, not filthy rich - simple and happy, and just write, take photographs and spend swags of time aggitating for change on issues that should have already changed. What about you guys? What's your vision as a writer?
All the famous authors have a few characteristics in common that led them to become known as the best writers of all time.
For one thing, most of them had to deal with all sorts of obstacles and rejection in the beginning. Indeed, Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Series received a response from only one of the 15 agencies she had applied to. The first barrier these authors overcame was a personal one. It was a promise to ensure that their passion to accomplish something was not to fade in the face of rejection or disapproval of others. Moreover, most of these authors did not set out to achieve commercial success. Instead they wrote because it is what they loved to do and in the process earned success and fame.
The contribution that Famous Authors have made to literature is incalculable. Each and every author on the list of FamousAuthors.org has in his or her own way made an impact in the world, leaving their mark on society. Their spirit lives on in the works that they produced in the course of their lives. This work can include biographical accounts of the finest writers such as the Diary of Anne Frank or fictional books like those of R.L Stine.
One is enabled to view the world through the perspectives of writers from different parts of the world and different walks of life in terms of religion, culture and society. It allows us to gain comprehension and insight into the workings of their minds.
The famous authors have gained acclaim for their ability to express themselves in prose in such a way that stirs and evokes strong emotions in the reader be it sadness, happiness, amusement or just something that provokes your thought process, so on and so forth.
It is interesting to note that many authors were inspired to write upon reading the works of other “famous author’s. Hence, these authors provide inspiration to aspiring authors to write encouraging future work of art.
Clancy's comment: Mm ... I guess it's subjective. Having been a full time writer for a long time, I have met many wannabe writers who have no idea what is involved. Trust me. Being an accepted published writer is the toughest journey I've ever encountered. But, I continue. Why, because I feel I am a natural story-teller and it's wonderful therapy. Writing a manuscript for me takes three months, but it's an adrenalin rush. When finished, I feel as though a truck has dragged me along a highway. Are you prepared for the changing world of publishing? Think about it.
If the answer is ' Yes', think of something you're passionate about and write passionately about it. It can be a rewarding but frustrating experience.
Now ... here is a humorous video about the future of paper in the digital age ...