The Pitfalls of Writing Advice
The irony of this post is that it is essentially advice for writing that doesn’t have any pitfalls. A good read with two simple guidelines to keep moving forward with writing as a hobby or professional endeavor.
It also has application for other creative endeavors.
Just to be clear: I’m not here to hand out writing advice. I don’t consider myself qualified to do that. Though, in truth, anyone writing can also give advice on writing. I mean, you write and inevitably will have thoughts about writing, the process, getting ideas, sentence structure, use of adverbs, editing and whatnot. After all, we read about writing and consider all kinds of writing advice in the hopes of becoming better at what we do.
Ultimately, we also form opinions on the things we learned and have been told, the advice we have received. Some of it we end up using, some of it we consider utterly useless.
The thing about writing advice is this: listen and then discard anything that is of no use to you. We all have to figure out what works for us. Do you need an outline to move through your story? Do…
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