There’s a saying – hindsight is always 20/20 – and given that, I wanted to know what advice the authors would give a younger version of themselves. Something they wish they’d known when they first started writing…
To go for it. In high school I was guided into the sciences and away from the arts. But then even looking back, what I studied while getting my degrees has helped bring a level of authenticity into my work. But my advice to myself would still stand – in going for it, it doesn’t mean I had to choose between the arts and the sciences. I could have done both without any problem.
“You mustn’t kill time, boy. You must cherish it. Can I have some change to go get loaded?”
Keep on writing! I wish I hadn’t taken several detours in life, but at the same time, the experience I gained has influenced my writing tremendously.
Robert Chazz Chute
Start sooner. Stop waiting for approval or permission. Go! (And here are some lotto numbers.)
Trust yourself. Those things that you do in your writing that go against the advice that you’ve read? You’re going to work very hard to stop doing them… and you won’t like your prose nearly as much anymore. Just embrace your style. It’s okay. Really. There’s no one “right way” to do this writing thing.
Put down the damn M&Ms and eat some vegetables once in awhile. And read more so you don’t have to try to catch up now.
Jolie du Pre
Trust your gut.
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GRAND PRIZE: 1 Print edition of Glimpses of the Undead by Julianne Snow
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