In 2012 Potts found the cassette tape behind a dresser and guess what? It still worked.
The renowned fantasy/sci-fi writer touches on topics dear to writers, such as finding inspiration, following your own “crazy enthusiasms” and learning to “emotionalize” a story rather than overthink it.
Another important one: “You write for the joy of writing.” Not because you’re going to become the world’s most famous blogger or because you plan to make a gorillion dollars with your best-selling book.
Nothing wrong with making a little money, of course. I’m certainly delighted when my personal website brings in a little cash, but I blogged there for more than two years before I ever monetized it. (And I sure can’t quit my day job.)
Fame? Sure, if it meant more people would see your words. But I don’t think you should count on it. Write because it’s in you to write.