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What's YOUR Best Writing Advice?

Last Thursday, I posted a little tribute to WriteOnCon and shared my fav writing advice. In response to some nice feedback on that post, I thought I'd turn the tables on all of you and ask:

What is your fav writerly advice?

Leave your best advice in the comments below - but keep in short, one sentence.

Here's mine:

Strive for authenticity when writing - with your voice, your emotions and your actions.  The rest will take care of itself.
(Ha - exactly 20 words!)

Your turn - what's your fav advice?

Oh! And I just joined Rachel Harrie's Writer's Platform-Building Campaign. WOO HOO!!!


  1. Write what you dream and dream what you write, but don't let anyone tell you that you cannot dream.

  2. Stephen King's notion that the first draft is the writer telling himself the story.

    The subsequent drafts are for telling the reader the story.

    I'm not sure that qualifies as advice but it has been very helpful to me.

  3. Keep going. You can only get better.

  4. Hi Christine,

    Just wanted to stop by to say hello to a fellow campaigner! Looking forward to getting to know you.

    Best writing advice: Read. Write.

  5. ooh good post. Best writing advice: There are no rules.

  6. Hi, fellow campaigner. My best advice: As in everything, practice makes perfect, so write something every day.

  7. Hello fellow campaigner. That's good advice. The best I've heard is very simple: Just write!

  8. Oh, that's a good one.

    I've heard a lot of good advice, especially lately. One good one is about writer's block. There's no such thing as writer's block - if you are stuck it's just because you don't know your characters or your story well enough. I've really found that to be true.

  9. Hey! It's great to meet a fellow campaigner! :D

  10. Write what you know and read what you don't know.
    Stopping by to say hello and follow from the Campaign. We are in the same group...

  11. Have patience. Everything in this business takes longer than you would think.

  12. My favorite advice? It's pretty basic writing advice, but follow your dreams and never give up. Doesn't get more true than that.

    Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)

  13. Hi, I'm a fellow campaigner, in your YA group.

  14. Hey all my campaigner buds! SO EXCITED TO MEET YOU. I will be blog traveling tomorrow. Can't wait to get to know everyone a little more.

  15. Hello! Fellow campaigner here from the horror group just stopping by, I'm attempting to get round everyone!

    I look forward to getting to know you and your blog better.

    I'm a new follower! :D

  16. Hi Christine. I'm in your Horror group.
    I saw this Nike motivational poster and it works for everything in life. It's long so I'll paraphrase:
    You don't get it by wishing or hoping, you get it by working your a** off everyday.
    Sweet, ain't it? ;)

  17. Hey Christine, I'm in your horror campaign group. I've been following your tweets for a while, so it will be fun to get to know you better via blog. Best advice - put your butt in the chair and write. Great advice that I somehow always forget.

  18. Hey fellow horror campaigner. I write about serial killers so you and I might share an interest ;) My writing advice: don't sit down and say "I'm gonna write a book (or whatever)." Just write.

  19. Hello from a fellow non-fiction campaigner! I think focusing on authenticity is, indeed, some of the best advice out there. I've seen too many potentially good writers give up their own voices to "sound like" someone else.

    Looking forward to seeing/reading you along the campaign trail.


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