Ben Patterson, Founder of http://heresthethingblog.com
City you live in: Brooklyn
If there was a theme song in your life, it would be:
“This Must Be the Place” by the late, great Talking Heads.
What’s the best advice you can give to a fledgling writer?
Start writing. Now. Write every day. And read—magazines, blogs, novels. The more you read, the better your writing will become. And if you don’t love writing, consider finding a new day job.
What’s the key to being successful?
Woody Allen said it best: 50 percent of success is showing up. (Or is it 70 percent? 90 percent? I forget.) Whatever the percentage is, the other critical part is being prepared. When someone finally opens the door, answers your call, or reads your email, make sure you’re putting your best foot forward.
Quote that keeps you motivated:
Fake it ’till you make it! (I probably say it to myself each and every day.)
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