Every Friday, the Paper Hangover crew gives a prompt for friday Fives. Join in and link up on their post to see what everyone says!
This week’s topic: FIVE pieces of useful advice you have received as an aspiring writer. Either in quotes, blog posts, websites or communities.
1. Just Write. - Simple as it sounds, this actually is the hardest part sometimes. Don’t think too hard, don’t worry too much, just write.
2. Tell that internal editor to Shut It! - Easier said than done, I know. But when I can finally escape my harsh internal editor, my words flow, the emotions gain more depth, and my writing actually gets better. Who’d a thunk it?
3. Follow your gut. - This can apply to any stage of writing. If your gut is saying the scene you’re writing isn’t working, well, it probably isn’t.
4. Get another set of eyes. - Critique partners, beta readers, alpha readers — whatever you want to call them, get one (or a few). Someone to read your words and help you make them better. That’s absolutely invaluable.
5. Write another book. - It speaks for itself. Don’t give up, write another book. Stressing over waiting? Write another book. You get the picture.