To all Writers
The following is not going to be funny. It is not intended to be cute. Those who are faint of heart might even want to turn away to live in their dreams in peace, as the following cannot be unread.
Now you can disbelief me, you can hate me, leave me nasty comments or try to counter my argument with facts that are most often just exceptions or demands for me to back up my statement with facts to where I got these numbers. None of these matter and will never see a reply as I wouldn’t waste my time on them.
It is you, who right now figured out where they stand in the grand scheme of things in being a writer, and still feels the need to write, as it is you who is most likely to succeed. To you I have these following tips to increase your chances.
With kind regards,
Martin van Houwelingen
If you’d like to know more about my thoughts on writing and publishing, I actually have a book out in which I tell everything I have found in my writing career. In it I explain these points of interest, but also much more. A copy is available at Amazon at Amazon.
If you’d like to contact me, I have a website at WordPress, a FaceBook page as well as a LinkedIn profile and run several writers groups on Facebook, such as AuthorAuthor, in which we publish short story genre books to get our names out,60secondsofcritique, were we help other writers improve on their style and ExLibria, which currently is a test platform to get Indi(pentantly published) books to the general public.
About Martin van Houwelingen
Martin van Houwelingen is a high functioning PDD-Nos Autist, born in 1970 in Halfweg (NH), the Netherlands. He currently lives in Amsterdam with his wife Wendy and two cats, and spends his life following his passions of writing, photography and drawing while trying his best to keep the house in some kind of decent order.
‘Following a life of passions is not something everyone is cut out to do.
It means sleepless nights, constant distractions and mood swings,
all while trying to make rent and have enough left to eat.
But if you are like me, with stories bursting in your mind
and only able to feel truly happy when you are creating something
that wasn't there before, then I say Go.
Go, do, and come back when you have finished.
Follow that dream, where ever it may lead.'
Other current work from Martin van Houwelingen
Foothold of Tethys – Science Fiction novel
An Autist view of Scotland – travel journal
Sipping from the Writing Well – a vision of writing and publishing
A Writer's Tale
Scarlett Van Dijk
Writer of young adult, fantasy series, the Sky Stone series, poetry and short stories.
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