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. 🙂
4 thoughts on “Indie Block Party #7- Writing Tips”
Loved your advice! Words to live by.
Thanks. I try to live by them everyday. 🙂
Thats great you started with don’t give up. There is so much opposition, even wtihin ourselves, more than anything else, you need to not give up. Good point!
Thanks. I wanted it first because I almost did it a couple of times myself. I had friends tell me that I couldn’t give up especially if it was what I really wanted to do and was happy doing. I listened to them and to myself and knew I couldn’t give up. I love writing. 🙂