Well, it’s finally happened. The staff at Writer Unboxed—normally an academic, professional, sane group of folks—have lost their collective minds and put the keyboard in my hands for the day. Either that, or Hell has frozen over. Regardless of the “why’s” and “what-the-for’s,” it’s a sure sign of the coming apocalypse.
While there, I’ll be addressing the Six Things Every Writer Needs To Succeed in my usual, charming, sardonic way. I invite you to join the discussion and see what didn’t make the list. It may surprise you.
Is that four horsemen trotting along the hilltop?
25 thoughts on “What Does a Writer Need to Succeed? Redirect to Writer Unboxed”
Reblogged this on The Baltimore Writer and commented:
I am reblogging M.L. Swift’s piece here on my site because the guy just tells it like it is. It’s not about the degrees or the path you choose; it’s about so much more — er, less. He writes: “You write, don’t you? How will anyone else accept you as a writer if you haven’t accepted you as a writer?” Enjoy…
Thanks, Rus! There was a lot of interest and discussion. I appreciate your sharing. 🙂
You are making important contributions to the discussion of writing in the 21st century. I really enjoy your voice, Mike. I hope to read many pieces by you in 2015!
Whaaaat??? Well done. And not just for the writing but also for not saying “No way, not me” when they asked. 🙂
I know! Hell must be pretty chilly right now. Thanks for the support. 😀
Inspiration. A divining rod for my whimsy. Thanks for going by WU, Rob. It was nice to get support from the early days. 🙂
Hopped over to your post about what writers must have. Loved it. Now where DID you buy those socks because they should be on the “must have” list for writers.
I honestly can’t remember where I got the socks, but I’m sure, with this vast internet, they’re out there somewhere. Try googling “blind leprechauns.” Thanks for your support, Lee.
I read it and thought it was awesome!! Congrats, Mike!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so impressed.
Thanks, Lyn. Didn’t know what the heck I was going to write about til I started writing. Only took thirty drafts. 😉 Glad you liked it. Hope you rang the year in with a bang. I think I saw a NY / IWSG post. I’ll stop by and see you.
There’s no reply after your comment so I’m replying to my comment, but really I’m replying to your comment 😉 Now on to the reply…
Only 30 drafts!! See, now, you’ve impressed me all over again 🙂
Ha! You so funny. Thanks for going over and reading.
You’re a guest blogger over there? So cool! Off I go to read!
Thanks for reading my essay, by the way, and for your kind and encouraging words. I hope it’s the first of many to come!
Thanks for scootin’ over and takin’ a peek. I appreciated your comment. And yes, I loved your article!
Happy 2015, Swiftman! Seems the only thing a writer needs to succeed is to define success by his own standards!
And I make sure to keep my standards low. Thanks for coming over, Suze.
I read, commented, and enjoyed. I also stated that your feet are sexy. Sorry if this embarrasses you and has your scholarly colleagues wondering about your choice in blog-friends, but I’ve never seen anyone rock rainbow toe socks the way you do. I also appreciate that you didn’t mention the need for an MFA. BTW, what’s an MFA? Smiles and love.
So Rawk’n Robyn has a little bit of a foot fetish, does she? And no, it didn’t embarrass me in the least. You could have sucked my toes right there in the comment section and I wouldn’t have batted an eye. 😉 Thanks for going over and reading.
LOL. Great article, and wonderful picture!
Thanks, Loni! Good to see you, and I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start!
Interesting! I’ll give it a look 🙂
Thanks, Felicia, and welcome to the blog. Hope you enjoyed the article!
Oh… and Happy New Years!
Happy New Year!