The post above is from a wonderful blog I’ve been following for a while now and gained a lot of inspiration from, http://www.megdowell.com ‘Novelty Revisions’. Click the blue link above for the full post.
In a number of ways, 12 in fact, this post shows how taking a long term approach can pay dividends for your writing.
I’ve found taking my time has helped massively when it comes to my writing. It may seem obvious but I can write and improve and write some more at my own pace. Also, it stops me from worrying about other authors who have accomplished more in the same time I’ve been writing. Its my writing journey, nobody else’s.
We’ve all read writing advice but it isn’t always clear which to use and which to throw away. And who to take it from. This goes a long way to helping solve the problem. Here is the first part of the article:
‘How do you know if the writing advice you’re being given is worth listening to?
Does it matter if someone is a published author or not?
Who is “qualified” to give the best advice?
These are all tricky questions. So here are some of the types of advice you’ll generally get about writing, who they tend to come from, and how to apply them (if at all) to your own writing life.’
For the full article, click the link below the picture.
How you should interpret writing advice depends on who — or where — it comes from.
Here is a snippet of the article. Click the link below it to access the full thing.
‘Your passion for different things and your talent for writing can lead to a productive and profitable career. If you’re still not ready to focus on novels, maybe you should try another job; one that will help you take your writing skills to a higher level… and bring you some money.’