Monday, October 18, 2010

Recipe of a Winner

"Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning."
~ Fred perry




And for writing. Think about it.
  • We need the right tactics to approach and develop our story.
  • We need to stay fit by writing regularly.
  • Stroke ability is the quality of our skill.
  • Good writers adapt to their stories, their characters, their CP's, their editors...
  • With experience comes wisdom and the greater possibility of achieving the dream.
  • And sportsmanship? We definitely need to be good sports when it comes to critique feedback and query rejections!

What else should be added to this recipe?

33 comments:

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Patience...

It makes us all better in the end. ;o)

Love this by the way! Always a pleasure and even more so now that I again have time to comment!! YAY!!!

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Jennifer Shirk said...

Stamina.

To keep it going for the long haul--even during rejection times.

Candyland said...

Chocolate. Wait. That's not right. DETERMINTATION!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Ha, this is a fine accompaniment to Yat-Yee's post on how writing is like sleeping. We can be the healthiest writers in the world with the right exercise and rest. :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Tenacity.

Yvonne,

MT said...

I agree with Candy about the chocolate, but I'd also add 'humor'.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I was going to say Patience as well! :) Not just for the waiting game, but for finding time to actually write! :)

Bekah said...

I LOVE the staying fit and being a good sport- things we can easily forget : )

Yat-Yee said...

Hi Tricia! Yes, work hard and sleep well!

What can be added. I have to say I agree with Jennifer. Stamina is what is most lacking in my own physical training and one that is seeing me through me writing as well.

Patti said...

I agree with the patience ingredient, lots and lots of patience.

L.T. Elliot said...

So would the patience one be labeled as "endurance"? And what about that AWESOME one? Crossing the line? I like that one the best. =]

Nicole Zoltack said...

Heart! It takes a lot of determination and patience to be a writer. You have to write what you love in order to stick it through the harsh critiques and the countless rejections.

Diane said...

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Melissa said...

I think everyone's additions in the comments have it right. I love this, by the way. I need to print it out and put it on my wall

Carolyn V. said...

Time and chocolate. =) I always need those.

Marieke said...

Perseverance :)

salarsenッ said...

This is great. I want to point out how concise your posts are. I love that. Thanks!

Robyn Campbell said...

A heart for staying in it for the long haul. We can't get discouraged. And Candy's was good too. CHOCOLATE. Yup, chocolate and heart. :)

Speaking of followers. Look at you, pal. Closing in on the big 600. WHOA DUDE. :)

Candice said...

Thanks for the hello, Shannon! I have been rather absent from the blogging world lately. It seems to take me a long time to recover from a move (in other words, lazy-itis kicks in). I am still around though and working on my books, but I guess I should give my blog a little love too. Glad to see your blog is doing so well. :)

Justine said...

I totally wish I could write regularly! Experience is the best <3 Very advantageous :)

CMOM Productions said...

I know it's been said already, but patience...

Connie Arnold said...

Great recipe, Shannon, with some great extra ingredients by others. I was going to add perseverance, but it's already been added. How about inspiration?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Perseverance! The willingness to do whatever it takes. And the ability to handle it when it does happen.

Theres just life said...

Persistence. You only get better by doing. So you need the persistence to keep up your writing. And persistence to keep up your learning to write.

Mary Aalgaard said...

How about...keep the finish line in sight. Stretch yourself creatively. Even if you don't come in first, keep trying!

Karen Lange said...

Great recipe! I might add chocolate and an occasional Diet Coke.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Hope.

Michelle said...

this is very cool!
Joy...

Slamdunk said...

Clever approach Shannon.

I think being open to creativity--allowing the story to be fluid as it develops.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I love how you take a quote from the sports field and make it apply perfectly to something quite different.

Myrna Foster said...

hard work

CL said...

Perseverance! to keep going despite all the rejections...

Heather said...

We should add endurance because it is a long, hard road!

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