How does the writer of creative articles (or anything else) become a professional?
This question is asked so often that I feel impelled to discuss it here: It seems to me that the amateur becomes a professional when he stops thinking of himself as an amateur, and regards himself as a serious, dedicated worker in a highly competitive profession. Only in so doing can he develop the professional working habits that he must have in order to succeed.
Taken from Writing the Creative Article
by Marjorie Holmes-Inspirational writer