Re: RE: when is a writer “ready”?

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Mikala Engel

laurenmead – 2009-09-16 7:50 PM  How do you know when you’re “ready”?

Welcome.  You know you’re ready when you type “The End” on anything.  It’s the submission process that makes a writer grow through rejection, feedback, and, finally, acceptance.  There simply is no way to tell how well you’re writing other than submitting the writing, and keeping it out there.
Follow Heinlein’s Rules to the letter, and your chances of success go through the roof.


1. You must write.
2. You must finish what you write.
3. You must refrain from rewriting, except to editorial order.
4. You must put the work on the market.
5. You must keep the work on the market until it is sold.