Writing is a tough, demanding and lonely craft.
You’ve got to think of an idea, figure out if it’s worth writing about and then get the words down on the blank page in a room, by yourself.
Even when you’ve got this part of the creative process under control, it’s still your job to turn up and write every day, to publish your work and to find an audience.
The journey of every writer is marked by creative, personal and business challenges just like these.
I wanted to find out more about these types of challenges and how today’s professional and successful writers overcame them.
So, I asked 22 top authors and fiction writers one question:
What was your greatest writing or creative challenge and how did you overcome it?
This is what they said.