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!)
Believe it or not, the following advice has been VERY helpful to me- it made my writing tighter. And it can apply to this challenge (lol):
"Pay attention to requested word count."
Sit down, shut up and write!
Words to live by!! Yes!!
These are all really good however, I think Maya Davis' rings most true for me.
Write what you want to read.
Writers write. So sit down -- write.
Read. Read. Read. Read. Read. Read.
Truly, author of LIE.
First draft -- let 'er rip.
Write daily. Write badly. Revise thoroughly.
Author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers
get out of your head.
Keep writing without editing a thing.
Yes indeed. That is one I engage in!
just keep writing--read a lot