Thursday, March 12, 2009

Things I Learn from Reality Shows

Watching Make Me a Supermodel last night, I had a realization. As the show likes to remind us, there are a lot of really good-looking people out there, but only a select few can be supermodels. They have to stand out from all the others through hard work, a good attitude, charisma, and a bit of luck. In other words, there are a lot of CJs in the modeling world, but you're going to have to be a Sandhurst to get noticed.

Same thing with writing. There are plenty of good writers out there, but you have to do more to stand out. Study hard, constantly work on your writing, stay positive, and with luck, hopefully get published one day.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree. Writing a good book doesn't consist of talent alone. Though I believe many people are natural writers, they are in competition with all the other natural born writers out there. Which means that it's about more than just disciplining ourselves to sit down and get out a 80,000 word novel. We have to work hard to make ourselves better and be unique!