Fame isn’t Everything!

Write as a writer and not for fame. That is the best way to enjoy writing.

Carol Townend

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I started to write not for fame or money (although, before you complain. I agree, money is good!). I started simply because I wanted to do just that ‘write.’ I also write on www.vocal.media.com , Word Press and I have a blog. I also like to write about what my stories are about, usually when sharing links.

I write about mental health and other serious topics, I write humour topics, fiction and non-fiction, and if you have ever read my articles on Vocal, you’ll know I now write in the ‘filthy’ community and I’ve even written a horror which was a challenge as I have never done that before! I even write offline, for the sake of it, and when I’m writing my book. I think its safe to say ‘I was born to write!’

There are many famous writers and poets out there who I greatly appreciate the works of. E.L James, William Wordsworth, James Patterson, Marti Noxon, Enid Blyton and many more. However for me writing isn’t about being ‘famous.’ It is about challenging myself and using my imagination, self-expression, having fun with words and much more. I don’t see the fun in concentrating on being famous, it means stress, and writing should be fun. I know many writers who are stressing themselves out by trying to make their writing ‘perfect’ because they want to be famous. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be a famous writer, but it should never be the sole goal of your aims with writing because that can destroy your motivation to write in the first place, and you will spend more time stressing yourself out trying to perfect your work, instead of making it perfect enough for you.

There is a saying I was introduced to from a friend “If it doesn’t get enough views, its not good enough.’ I don’t quite agree with this saying, if my writing satisfies me enough and I’m happy, then I have done my very best whether my readers appreciate it or not. The point is if you write for you, your readers will come to you, because you have more chance of ‘standing out from the crowd’ because your voice will be authentic and uniquely you. There is another saying “Every writer needs an audience.’ While this may be true in some sense, who are your audience? Are they people who enjoy reading what you wrote, or are they…

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Carol Townend

I write about many issues, and I write fiction for all ages. You can visit my Amazon page here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Carol-Ann-Townend/e/B09GFV6C1C/