You can add an old favorite, or share something new you've discovered. It doesn't matter if you're published or yet-to-be-published, we each add something valuable to the buffet table of writing tips.
I'll get the ball rolling by sharing some favorite tips I've learned from others.
- First get it written, then get it right. This gives us permission to finish the first draft, no matter how ugly we think it is. Which brings me to the next tip...
- Finish. Sounds simple, but we all know it isn't.
- B.I.C. = aka butt in chair. I believe Jane Yolen said this, right? We can think about writing all day long, but unless our butts are in the chair, creating, the work won't come alive.
How about seven writing tips from Stephen King?
- Get to the point
- Write a draft. Then let it rest
- Cut down your text
- Be relatable and honest
- Don't care too much what others may think
- Read a lot
- Write a lot
And Ten rules for writing fiction is loaded with tips. So fellow writers, what do you say? Are you with me? Please take a tip and leave a tip, and thanks for sharing!