Writing advice from others

There’s a lot of writing advice and I generally don’t listen as I’m sure I’ve already told you that the only writing advice I agree with is ‘Butt in chair and write.’

But today I’ve read something from two different women that spoke to me and I want to share it with you too.

First from Cathy Rentzenbrink:

1.) Write towards finding your voice, which just means that thing that makes you sound like YOU. Trust that your story is important and worthwhile because of your unique perspective. Don’t try to sound like a writer – try to sound like yourself.
2.) Just start. You don’t need to know all the answers before you start putting pen to paper and writing down some memories.
3.) Keep it to yourself for now, and don’t worry yet about real people. You can think about all that later. For now, just put one word in front of another and watch it grow.

This especially spoke to me: You don’t need to know all the answers before you start putting pen to paper and writing down some memories.

The other comes from Jenn Ashworth:

I needed to hear this today. It helped not feel bad about how I feel about my book right now.

I hope it helps you too.


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