How to become a great NovelistBecoming a great writer
Surprising secret to becoming a great writer
So how do you become great at something, maybe something? It is one of the greatest legends I see that human beings, especially authors, believe that it is about work. However, how this happens is often a puzzle for many persons. To grow up in a certain ability doesn't just mean what you do or how you do it.
In the 1920s Ernest Hemingway relocated to Paris to become a novelist. Seeking out the greatest authors he could find, many of whom lived there by chance. He had been a great author since his return from his service with the Red Cross in the First World War.
This was the training he had in Paris and the training he learnt from there. He had the right minds in Paris to guide him on his way to grandeur, and that's all. You take Hemingway from Paris and you don't get Hemingway. Avoiding the right crowd is the first thing to do.
You can' be great on your own. All we have to do is see. During the Middle Ages, humans became pros by spending years learning from a foreman. Hemingway by the way has been living in Paris for exactly that long. There' are still a few professions that demand it, but for many of us - especially for those who work in the art world - the best education we can have is a one-week training course that gets doughnuts for our chef every acre, which will not bring us size.
Do we lose to waste our precious little precious human life here on this planet, or are we incapable of reaching our full capacity because we do not have the right leaders and schoolteachers? Every wk we'll be reading a section of my bestseller and I'll make a real life movie that will answer any question you might have.
So the difficult part is to recognise these individuals as they stand in front of us so that we can make the most of the time. If you want to improve, you can't just stay in a room and practise eight lessons a workday.
One has to start with a very important but frightening decision. We will not have a single life-long supervisor to change everything for us. But, as I said, the better you recognise these guys, the more you are growing. What makes a supervisor?
Mentors are everyone you can learnt from. Anyone can be a supervisor. Are you going to be my supervisor? Those are basically the most terrible things to say to a budding supervisor. Cause choosing a person's mind doesn't reward their timing and expertise. Asking for favours is not something you do the first or second times you see someone.
It' happening long after you've built confidence in this individual. Cause asking a supervisor to find a supervisor is the best way. Now, this is the frightening part: you have to turn to those who may refuse you. For the most part, they're doing it incorrectly. I am often asked how I got to know Michael Hyatt, a beloved blogshopper and writer who has been a key contributor to my work.
That' s what I learnt from my first supervisor and supervisor Seth Barnes, who told me that every day an influential individual gives you his own personal moment, you have to take a note and then tell them how to put the advices you've given them into practice. Many times when I see them, I tell them that if they do, it almost ensures that I will help them in some way.
Well, most folks don't. Getting a supervisor to put money in you is how you honour their clout. I don't even need you to see her in the flesh to do this. Nearly every conductor nowadays has a fingerprint, so find it and use it to read this one.
Familiarize yourself with their work before you get to them. This is how you honour those who have developed a work for years. I tell them, for example, if they want to type, they should first call themselves writers. So, when folks tell me that my script has help them to describe themselves as writers, artists or whatever, I like to hear that and often want to help them tell that tale.
Once you have done all this, your next move is to contact and hire your future supervisor. As I have already said, this will take a long and patient work. If you do this right, you'll get this character. Unfortunately, many individuals take this view, so many influential individuals can be sceptical.
The more I interact with this individual through societal medias, the more I realize that he had been learning and learning my work for years. Because, by chance, they would refer to my best-selling volume or remember some accidental detail about my own live that I had been blogging years ago. That'?s why I do what I do - I want to get connected with each other.
If you, the trainee, turn to the teacher and say to him: "Yes, I have taken care and put everything into action", how will you not be spending more and somehow helping this one? So, there you go - a easy recipe for getting the influencers to draw your full and maybe even your mind.
So if you are interested in knowing more about looking for a supervisor, visit me and others this Wednesday for a debate on the subject on the basis of my work. It is a free trial and you don't have to buy the product to take part in the interview. How did you learn about how to mentor and interact with powerful individuals?