MS Editors post: Struggling writer? Listen to “Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner

This morning on the MS Editors blog, I shared my reactions to Matthew Weiner’s advice for struggling artists. He has great words for writers or any other creative who is dealing with rejection and motivation.

Here’s my favorite takeaway from his piece:

“The most defeatist thing I hear is, ‘I’m going to give it a couple of years.’ You can’t set a clock for yourself. If you do, you are not a writer. You should want it so badly that you don’t have a choice. You have to commit for the long haul. There’s no shame in being a starving artist. Get a day job, but don’t get too good at it. It will take you away from your writing.”

Head on over to this morning’s full post for more reactions and takeaways.

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