October 12, 2013

Writing Advice

Q: Should I always follow writing advice and writing rules?

A: Absolutely not. Make your own rules. Break them. Create new ones. 

As corny as it sounds, following your heart is the best path to go down as a writer. There's so much static out there about rules and queries and things you should do and not do, but it all comes down to what you think is best. How you define success. What you want to write. What is your art.

Most of the advice out there is from amazing authors who know what they're talking about. Should you listen? Of course. They know what they're talking about. But you should also understand that no advice is right for everyone. No rules stays unbroken. A lot of advice out there is personal advice that works for that specific person - but it might not work for you. Some people forget that advice is not universal.

So, break rules.

Create new ones.

Fall a a few times and get back up.

Keep trying.

Find what works.

Find your voice.

And keep writing.

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