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Writing Tips From Authors Jan 2023 On The Novelry Blog. Ranked #1 Worldwide by rankedblogs.com 2022.
They asked over 200 successful published authors what the one top tip they would give to other writers was the silver bullet, which they shared.
List of the author’s top advice.
- Study your craft, find a community
- Read – a lot.
- Get started!
- Keep going!
- Write every day. (my modification is to write every day that your life allows. Or if you are determined to write every day and slip one day, that’s OK. Just don’t let yourself have two slips in a row.)
- Finish it!
- Write the book you want to read.
- Edit! (This is easy. All you have to do is take everything away from your first draft that isn’t the story.)
- Keep a sense of perspective and enjoy!
It adds weight to the adage of ‘tried and tested methods’ as their answer clustered into a few key areas. I found that reassuring.
By far, the single most crucial piece of advice, with over a quarter of the authors responding, is to keep going, to persevere and never give up. If you are part of a community in which one in ten authors gave a piece of good advice, they will be an excellent support for new writers, as they will have been there and probably have the t-shirt in their merchandise on their Twitter account. https://tomgalewriter.com/2022/11/21/three-ways-i-use-to-get-over-writers-block/
One in six of our authors said the most important thing for those seeking to become a published author was to read. https://tomgalewriter.com/2022/11/28/a-list-of-the-books-i-have-read-this-past-year/
So, all in all, I’m pretty pleased that all of the top answers given by successful published authors I’ve worked out for myself. This is just the shot in the arm I need as we plunge headlong into what lies ahead in 2023.
I shall be doing a good old rummage around https://www.thenovelry.com/blog/ for courses, coaching and community resources that have merited their #1 Spot on the list of writing blogs. I’m sure that there will be tons of stuff that will help me in my ambition of becoming the best writer that I am capable of.
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