What's the best writing tip anyone's ever given you? What six little words have changed the way you think about writing or helped you overcome writer's block?
Share the best writing advice you've ever gotten right here in six words!
(If you're not totally clear on what a six-word memoir is, check out SMITH magazine, where the six-word memoir project was born, as well as the thread for the "Why I Write" contest we held in 2010--then come back here and contribute!)
6-word memoir on writers block:
Work on two projects at once.
Christina Laurie, Cape Cod, MA
Every character must have a motivation.
Write one sentence at a time.
Write anything. Sleep. Then write again.
Don't spread ideas across extra words.
Consider criticism, but trust your gut.
Write first, save tips for the edit.
Write only to please yourself first.
The best writing advice I was ever given? Relax and enjoy the journey!
Writing is rewriting!
It's okay if it sucks.