For the last two weeks the blog chain has been providing advice at Cole’s request. The advice was all SO AMAZING that both she and I compiled a list of the advice from the chain members and other people who chimed in. Here is what I came up with:
Read as many books in your genre as possible and join a critique group. – Cole
Take it slow–make sure your writing is the best it can be, then research all you can before querying! – Rebecca
Strive for authenticity when writing – with your voice, your emotions and your actions. The rest will take care of itself. – Christine
When in doubt, cut – Beth R
Get your work out there — your goal is for people to see it anyway — get over your fears!!! – Abi
Everyone else is writing a book, which means you can, too. – Annie
When you receive a manuscript request, grab your towel and don’t panic. Agents are willing to wait while you revise. – sarah
You can’t be a writer until you sit down and actually write. –BJ
In order to have life experiences to write about you have to get out there and experience life. – Shaun
Terrific list, isn’t it! I know I’m going to print it out and put it near my desk. Check out Cole’s blog for her expanded recap.
What’s your advice in 20 words or less?