What do you mean by "a successful writer?" Do you mean one who is published by a publishing house and has hundreds of thousands of copies of their book bought? If you do, you'll need to be very, very exceptional in what you have to say in your book. And if it's fiction, chances are - if the old system of publication is the way you want to go - about 3 in a 1,000 of being accepted, let alone becoming successful.
Non-fictional stuff might be a little easier to have accepted, but still very difficult. So don't ever write with the sole goal that of being a successful and highly paid writer. Your chances will be slim indeed. However, if you write because you love it, feel compelled to write, then do it. If you enjoy it, do it. If not...well...forget about becoming a writer. After all, just about everyone in the world feels they can write a book. Most don't even attempt it.
However, don't let what I've written here put you off. You can self-publish. Or even simply write and get your stuff printed and placed into book form. And with these latter ways, you can be far more sure of your work appearing in print.
I am a successful writer in my view, so yes it is possible to become a successful writer. It depends as Tom pointed out what success means. For me, if something I write is read by one person by their choice, I am successful with that writing project.
by Lukas Otteson 4 years ago
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by Tori Cooper 13 months ago
How do you become a successful writer at a young age?
by Rakim Cheeks 3 years ago
What makes a good and successful writer?
by RighterOne 6 years ago
Does knowing that you are a successful writer make people respect you more?If you tell someone that you make a living writing online, will they respect you more than just for the money you make? What about if they actually read some of your work?
by lulu16 5 years ago
How does earnings from referrals contribute to the earnings of successful writers on Hubpages?When successful Hubbers write about their earnings from Hubpages, don't you get the impression something is missing? They usually write of their good titles, getting traffic, SEO, help from fellow Hubbers...
by seedling 7 years ago
I want to write a new hub with an interview with a successful passive/residual income marketer. You can get links to your articles either on or off of HubPages.It would just be an email interview not a phone interview, so you can word your response carefully. There will be maybe 5 to 10...
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