Choosing Advice

The thing about writing advice is – it only works if it suits you. One writer’s failsafe plan for writing book is completely opposite to another writer’s failsafe plan. One die-hard rule is completely contrary to another’s. And that’s not even getting into the advice from those who teach writing.

All that advice is a good jumping off point. It’s really good to try a lot of different methods and ways of writing. But don’t follow it to the point of stifling your creativity. Try a little bit here and a little bit there and if it suits you, keep it – but if it doesn’t, discard it – no matter how much you revere the person it came from. Use all that advice as vague guidelines only – much like, when you first learn to use pen and paper as a child, the lines are lightly drawn in until you learn to write in a straight line.

Only you know the best way for you to write.

The House at Baker Street by Michelle Birkby

The Women Of Baker Street

Sent from my iPad


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