The Four Pillars of the Great Writer

Screw it, let’s do something generic.

If you haven’t seen something like this before, you’ve been living under a rock since the conception of the human race. We’ve always had programs, plans, roadmaps, step-by-step instructions, manuals, and guiding mentors. The clickbaity “10 Simple Tips to do X” or “You’ve Been Doing Fat Burning All Wrong, Here Are The Top 5 Easy Tips!” has been here since the beginning of time.

Why? Because human beings crave knowledge. The unknown is by definition frightening, just like darkness is. It’s not that you know what could be out there, it’s that you don’t. And what’s more, you won’t see it coming. Just like a candle casts light on the twelve-foot bloody clown a few inches behind you (Ach, Hans, run), knowledge casts light on paths forward–paths to success.

In the end, that’s all something like this is: you wanted to know how to be a successful writer? Simple. But if you’ve lived life for any span of time exceeding five minutes, you know that “simple” and “easy” are far from synonymous. These elements are broad and prescribed by the best in the business, so don’t take it from me: take it from those actually successful.

So here’s my incredibly generic soon-to-be series, the Four Pillars of the Great Writer, starting next week. What’s that? You thought I was going to start on the first one today? Tough luck, chucklenuts! I’ll be returning next week with the first pillar: hypocrisy I mean Fortitude. I’ll see ya then.

That’s all.


Be sure to check out my latest novel, Book 1 in the Praetors of Lost Magic Series, and our Publications page. Plus, I mean, it wouldn’t hurt to check out the Resources tab. It’s full of super helpful material and I promise it will help you out. Until then, writers!


Published by Van Ghalta

A cold, dark, mysterious character who purposefully wrote a story so that he could fit into it...A story where he himself WRITES stories, practices martial arts, blogs, plays airsoft, collects MTG trading cards, plays outdated video games, and writes weird, third-person bios for himself...

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