I just had a slice of humble pie and I can tell you, it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. No matter what style of writing you do or specialize in, every so often an opportunity comes by that will potentially open a door to things you may have never considered.
Recently, I was invited to come and be one of three writers being considered for a teaching position at a film school...a working film school. I have written scripts in the past, have even written a play. The problem was that it had been several years since I had done that. When I got to the school, the owner new immediately by my formatting that I was not a professional screen writer. In my defense, I told her this prior to my coming and she invited me anyway.
Morale of the story is simple, if you have a skill set that you only use rarely, use it a bit more often to sharpen it or don't accept offers to do something you are really not sure about. Personally, I will be sharpening my skills in that field because a door has now been opened and I may get another shot. Next time I will be better prepared.
Too often as writers, we just write and do little prep work. I am for that to the point that writing is the prep work. You wouldn't do a book review without first reading a book, right? Writing in and of itself is preparation. Never be afraid to put in a little extra work to make sure your project - whatever it may be - is the very best it can be. Good writing, hope to see you at the publishers desk.
by Sally Gulbrandsen 11 months ago
Will they still be allowed to continue writing for the niche sites or will this site be diluted as our best writers and their work leave for a better deal?
by MarieLB 3 years ago
How often do you read hubs written by fellow hubbers?I have found such a wealth of information and great articles here, that my problem is not whether I want to read, but when! Truly, I could spend hours daily finding interesting reading here, but that is a luxury I do not have.What about...
by truthfornow 6 years ago
Does being on hubpages encourage you to write more often than you were writing before you joined?
by Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago
Aaaakkk! I have been so sick for 2 weeks and I am so behind on all my writing projects! I have articles due for clients next week, I have not published a hub in almost 2 weeks and forget my fiction. Anyway-- I will be here all weekend. I will have the house to myself so I am going to chow down on...
by ZSY264 9 years ago
Now, I have recently joined this community and I must say some of the articles I've read were wrought with grammatical errors or a strange juxtaposition of word choices. Now, let me make myself clear: I do not think that those hubs that were laden with valuable information were useless or bad...
by Audrey Hunt 4 years ago
Just wondering how many others on hubpages have been ask to submit articles for Linked. I just don't have the time. They don't pay, however they promote your articles on other social networks.
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