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Mini-Quiz: Motivations for Being a Fiction Writer

by Ron Kurtus (17 August 2007)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Is it possible to only be motivated by making money as a writer?

Yes, because money is what it is all about

No one is sure what motivates writers

No, because you really need to love writing to be truly successful at it

2. Do any writers work for free, just to see their name as the author?

Yes, especially beginning writers of short stories published in magazines

Many writers actually prefer not to have their name listed as authors, because they are shy

No writer will accept publication without financial compensation

3. What does it indicate once you get paid for your writing?

That you have sold out to the "man"

It is a sign that you are on your way

It indicates that you didn't get enough

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Fiction Writing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Have desire to succeed


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