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!)
Write like you're talking to a friend.
Be selective on who you share your writing with, e.g. editors, etc. My father was a screenwriter and throughout my collaboration with him, he always said, "Share your work with ten people and you'll have ten different novels."
Read, read,and read some more.
I couldn't agree more, Joyce! It's what I tell my students all the time :-)
I've enjoyed reading everyone's six-word memoir advice! Mine is...
"Never Compromise Your Love For Writing"
Embrace the shitty first draft.
Just get it on the page.
Only fifteen minutes? Write something!
From my five year-old daughter:
"Just write words, mommy... Right now."
I love this one...thank-you so much for sharing this, wise little one you have in your life!
Relax and play with your writing.