So you want to be a writer? Awesome! But what kind of writer are you going to be? It’s a common question, and a common response is, “I don’t know yet, but I’m going to University to find out.” Writers are a fantastic audience – as long as you write what they want to read, you’ll be able to find a home – but you’ll need a few pointers before you can start pitching your ideas.

Here are some of the most popular and well-known Robert Pattinson quotes in 2018.

1. Creativity Is Key to Publishing

“I think that creativity is key to publishing. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a creative book, but you have to be able to see the world from a creator’s perspective in order to be able to break into the industry and to succeed as a writer.”

This statement comes from the bestselling author of The Creative Penn, a guide to pitching and publishing creative projects, and from an interview in which he talks about how his background as an artist has helped him found his way as a writer.

It’s not that Robert doesn’t like sitting down and sticking to the facts. He likes facts, he just doesn’t like giving away the same information over and over again. Facts are great, but they can also be quite dull. It’s facts and figures that make up most of the financial analysis and business books, for example. The more creative and unique you can make the facts, the more interest you’ll draw in your readers.

2. Self-expression Is What Inspired Me to Write

“Self-expression is what inspired me to write. I think that everyone has something that they want to say or something that they want to show the world but aren’t sure of how to go about doing it.”

This is a sentiment echoed by many an author, and it’s a great way to put your creativity into practice. If you want to write creatively, find some way to put your thoughts into words and share them with the world.

Of course it helps that Robert is an extremely talented wordsmith. He can turn the most mundane tasks – like setting up an email account – into opportunities to display his wit and creative flair.

3. It’s OK to Be Unique

“It’s OK to be unique. You don’t have to be exactly like everyone else. You don’t have to follow the norm. You can be anyone – an individual.”

This is a great message to send to yourself as you begin your writing journey. You can be unique, you can say what you want, and you can take your time to find your voice. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try out new things.

The most successful authors constantly look for ways to stand out from the crowd and to make their stories special. It may not always be obvious, but even the most mundane tasks can become an opportunity to be unique. For example, instead of sending out a press release to hundreds of different news websites, why not try releasing the news directly to your social media followers? You can use platforms like Hootsuite or Slack to easily schedule and post to multiple social media accounts at once.

The key to writing is to have a goal in mind but no limit on how you want to reach it. The more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it. And don’t be afraid to be yourself. We all have stories to tell, and we all have things to say, and sometimes we may feel a little insecure about it. So instead of hiding who you are, use your creative writing to express yourself in the only way you know how: creatively!

4. Don’t Forget To Have Fun

“Don’t forget to have fun. Even when you’re trying to work hard, you have to keep in mind that this is supposed to be fun. You’re doing this because you love writing and you want to be able to share your work with the world. But it can also be fun to write. Even when you’re not having fun, you’re still supposed to be enjoying yourself.”

No one ever said being a writer was easy. It can be incredibly frustrating trying to find an audience for your work, wondering if anyone will ever actually want to read your novel, and dealing with all the self-doubt that goes along with it. It doesn’t have to be fun, but it’s important to remember that this is a job you’ll need to do for the rest of your life. So make sure you have fun while you’re doing it.

If you want to be able to write creatively, you have to be able to find the joy in it. It can be incredibly cathartic – either for you or your readers – to get into the mood for writing by doing something creative. If you can’t write now, there’s no reason to feel bad about it. You’ll always be able to find something creative to do.

5. Read, And Read A Lot

“Read, and read a lot. It helps so much. I can’t stress enough how important reading is. If you want to be a writer, start reading. There are so many different genres and ways to read narrative fiction. You’ll be surprised at how many different types of stories there are.”

It’s amazing how many aspiring writers don’t even know how to start. They get so caught up in the intricacies of plot that they forget to simply open up their books and start reading. There are endless amounts of information out there on plotting and story arcs, but if you want to be a writer, it’s important to remember that you don’t need to be the expert. You just need to be able to find the joy in reading and understand what you’re reading. And that comes from practice.

If you’re serious about writing, then start practising. Read as much as you can, and try out different genres and authors to find the kind of writing you enjoy most. Once you’ve found that, then you can start honing your skills and knowledge. And don’t be afraid to take your time. It can take a long time to find your voice as a writer and to find the right audience. There are no shortcuts. Take your time.

The more you put in it, the more you’ll get out of it. No one ever said being a writer was easy. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication, and it’s something you’ll have to remember for the rest of your life. But if you want to have a creative and happy writing career, then it’s definitely worth it.