This re-post reminds me of a couple of things pertaining to creative writing and the development of writers.
- You gotta serve an apprenticeship of some sort if you're writing's to be competitive.
- The apprenticehip is gonna cost – whether it's in an MFA program, life experience, or critique groups.
- Find a mentor!
- From what I have in my own experiential pocket, and from what I glean from other writers, an apprenticeship – academic and time developing your writing – will likely take a decade.
You’re The Man Now, Dog