I know it's hard to be known and really earn much as an author. I've told her this, and she understands, though she still has that determination - she's a very stubborn child who likes to pursue her dreams. Every time someone asks her what she wants to be when she grows up, her answer's always the same - I want to be an author.
She understands that she probably won't get to the bestselling degree and should probably find another job that would give her financial security when she grows older, and we've discussed this, but she doesn't have another interest in mind. I worry she she will 'put all her eggs in one basket'.
What should I do? Should I do all I can to encourage her with her writing, or should I try to guide her into finding another subject that interests her, so that she would be able to have another job as well as being a part-time writer? If I'm going to try to encourage her, what are some good practices to improve her skills?
**She said that if she has to choose another job, she would want to be an editor or an english teacher/tutor. These all require great grammar and english skills. What should I do to help?
Oh, and I'll try to find a sample of her writing to post to discuss what she needs to improve on. That'll be quite hard, as she's pretty aggressive and private when it comes to her writing. I'm sure I can convince her to give a copy, though, if I tell her it'll help her improve with her skills.
Edited by Lopsided, 17 October 2012 - 01:36 AM.