Writing Tip of the Week. If you can't read it (since some of the writing is small), this is what it says:
You're a writer. Claim the title. Writers write, so make time for it every day. Set realistic goals. Embrace the ecstasy of writing. Read, read, read, read, read, read, read. Follow your heart, not the market. Don't just start stories, finish them. Dream big. Learn the rules. Follow the rules. Break the rules. Constructive criticism: solicit, accept, manage. Put your ego in your back pocket and sit on it. Writing is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the scenery. Give back to the writing community. Write scared. Remember you are the master of inspiration, not its slave. Set your stories free. Send them into the world. Don't slack on the hard stuff: outline, research, rewrite. Build a lifestyle that nurtures and supports your writing. Love what you do. Write with joy.
We all need this reminder sometimes. I personally don't consider myself a writer mainly because I haven't had anything published yet. That's not the way to look at it. In order to become a writer, you have to believe that you are a writer. If you're going through writer's block or struggling through a piece of writing, remind yourself of this.
Happy Reading and Keep on Writing!