My work has appeared in all the major advertising award shows and reported on in publications like Advertising Age, Creativity, Communication Arts and Archive. When I'm not building brands, you'll find me traveling the world, playing video games, eating, reading, exploring SF's Chinatown (to date I have six Shrimp Boy sightings) or hard at work writing thriller novels.
- Decide what kind of writer you want to be as soon as you can. Some people write because they love writing. They have no aspirations to make it their full time job nor do they care if they make a living from it. If this is you, no need to read anymore. Then there are writers who want to write all day long. They want writing to be their full time job. They want to make money. Think about that the next time you sit down to write. Do you want do this every day or only when the mood strikes.
- Keep pushing yourself to be better. Learn from your favorite authors. If you don't read, you'll have a hard time writing. So keep on reading. You'll learn from those who are better than you and you'll see what's already been done. In the beginning, it'll be hard but it should be a fun hard. You'll most likely have a day job and other obligations. You'll have to sacrifice to write. That means less sleep and less play time. If you can't do this, you don't want it bad enough. Reread the first advice I gave.
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