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The Writer’s Pledge


I’ve been wanting to share this with you for some time – it feels fitting to share it now, on the eve of leaving for a writer’s residency. I heard it originally at a seminar given by Brad Schreiber at the writer’s conference I attended in October. Brad is an accomplished writer/teacher/consultant with too many credits to list here, so please go to his website and check him out: www.bradschreiber.com

The seminar he taught was called Adapting Articles & Books for TV and Film, and I’ll blog that info another Friday. Below is the pledge he made us stand and recite with our hands over our hearts before the seminar began:

I am a writer.
I do not need a New York Times bestselling book.
I am a writer.
I do not need a three picture deal.
I am a writer.
I have respect for my craft,
I take responsibility for my own marketing
And if you want me to continue to be a member of this household,
I want some damn quiet around here!

Happy creating! (and more later)

Author: nivaladiva

Freelance writer and independent filmmaker.

5 thoughts on “The Writer’s Pledge

  1. Love it so much I will be reblogging it later and sending it special email to another writer friend.

  2. Reblogged this on Ramblin Ann's Blog and commented:
    I am taking this list to heart this year. Right now I may only have this blog and a couple not quite finished short stories, but it’s more then I had last year. As long as I keep writing I will have 2X as much next year,

  3. Fantastic post, I feel the same way.

  4. Pingback: The Writer’s Pledge (Industry Friday #8) | shawnwheelerbooks

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