What Does Your Writing Future Hold?

By on August 26, 2017
What Does Your Writing Future Hold? - Writer's Life.org

So you want to be a writer? Or perhaps you just love to write as a hobby on the side? You might be interested in writing articles, a blog, short stories, poetry or a novel. You might have a particular genre that you are obsessed with, you might want to be rich and famous because of your writing, or simply find satisfaction by sharing you work with your family and friends, or perhaps even no one at all.

Whatever kind of writer you are, it’s always good to consider your writing future and think about what kind of writer you want to be. Are you content with how much writing you currently do? With how much success you currently have? If you want to push yourself and improve it’s a good idea to think about what you want to achieve, and then how to make that possible.

When thinking about your writing future it’s all about establishing the big goals, about really searching your soul and determining what would make you feel proud and satisfied that you have done your best and got to where you want to be. Once you have established these big goals, it’s then time to work out all the little goals you need to set out in order get there.

One thing that we do know for certain is that whatever your goals, the most successful writers do have things in common. So if you want to learn and grow as a writer in the future, you must have:


To have a rosy writing future you need to be dedicated to your writing, you need to prioritise it, you need to make progress. It’s fine if you don’t really want to be a writer, or you have other more pressing goals, but if your writing is important to you, you must give it the care and attention it deserves.

Willingness to learn

No writer writes perfectly all the time, and there is always more we can do. To become a better writer in the future you should be willing to learn, to experiment and to practice. Never think you know everything and always be open-minded and excited about trying new things.

The ability to take criticism

Writers have a tough time, and no matter how good they are and how hard they work they will receive criticism at some point. Your ability to handle this, to brush it off or learn from it, is what will separate successful writers from the ones who simply give up.


At the end of the day, all writers need to persevere. You will hit many setbacks and come across many obstacles in your writing career, but if you keep going and never give up, you’ll get to where you want to be in the end.

Remember, our goals don’t happen to us, we make them happen, so if you want your future writing career to be something amazing (and that’s whatever amazing means to you) make sure you remember to establish your aims, work out your path and then set out on that amazing writing journey, making progress, staying focused and never losing sight of your goals.

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

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