Writing’s changing, and so must we.
if you want to succeed today, it’s up to you. When I started my professional writing career as a romance novelist, young writers expected to be taken under professionals’ wing. Your editor and literary agent were keener to develop your career than you were. You became the protege of a publishing house and everyone was on your side.
Those days have long gone. If you want mentoring now, you pay for it. Only you can grow your career. Publishers, editors and agents have their own worries. Magazines and newspapers are turning to the Web, where it’s all about the click. If you can write, and drive traffic — get lots of clicks — you’ll get hired.