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Indie Block Party #7- Writing Tips

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Thanks to Fel and Dawna for hosting. The complete list of participants can be found here. Today we were to share writing tips and advice.

My tips to other writers:

  • DON’T GIVE UP
  • WRITE EVERYDAY IF YOU CAN
  • DON’T EVER LET ANYONE CONVINCE YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT A WRITER BECAUSE YOU ARE.
  • DON’T BE AFRAID TO TRY WRITING IN DIFFERENT GENRES.
  • FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF IT’S PLOTTING OR PANTSING. 

For example, I do both. I find myself plotting some of my books. With other books I was pantsing the whole thing. I’m happy doing both. It’s all up to you and how comfortable you feel when writing.

One thing I wished I had known when I started writing was that it’s okay to write in different genres. I was told by people to find a genre I was comfortable with and stick to it. I can’t do that. I love writing in the different genres I write in. I feel that if you stay in one genre too long you can become bored with it and hit a wall with the story you’re writing. It’s happened to me a few times. I find starting a story in a genre I’ve never written in before is exciting and gets the creative juices flowing again especially if I’m at a standstill with a story.

Well, this is the end of my tips and advice. Please feel free to share your thoughts and tips in the comments section. 🙂

 
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