Don’t just write fiction write a plan


If writing is a hobby or a side gig for you, that’s wonderful. But if you want it to be your full-time gig, Greta Heinemann has a challenge for you:

Save your dreams for the page, take pen to paper, and write down a realistic, long-term plan built on incremental goals that are within your control and can be pursued on a daily basis.

Easy to say, right? Well, Heinemann actually did that.

She moved from Germany to Los Angeles to follow her dream of being a writer — her plan, in fact, began with “learn English” — and sure enough, she’s made it in Hollywood, with NCIS New Orleans on her resume.

Her call to action is on Writer’s Digest.