Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Fives: Advice Link Up

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When I saw this topic last week, I huffed and sighed. There's no way I received five pieces of advice as an aspiring writer. I normally don't talk about my craft with people*. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I've blogged about this not once but twice in the past year.
  1. Read a lot of everything. Believe it or not, I got this advice from Madeleine L'Engle**.
  2. First and foremost, write for yourself. I've heard this a lot, but couldn't remember who said it recently until I saw Erinn's post today. Thanks Scott Treimel.
  3. Never give up. This I got straight from Jack Ketchum*** along with some other jewels.
  4. There ain't no road too long.
  5. There is nothing chocolate can't fix.

Okay, so I might have just made up that final one, but it does hold true. Right?

Also, if you're about to start querying, wouldn't it be awesome to have seven people crit your package AND manuscript?

Of course it would!

Go to Help Write Now and bid on the Super Crit package that me, Erinn, Holly, Pam, Quita, KO, and Susan have joined forces on.

* Except you of course.
** In the form of A Ring of Endless Light, but in my nonprofessional opinion, it still counts.
*** Finding Nemo also gives similar advice.
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Last.fm hit of the day: A Crack in the Spine of The Gallant by Postmortem Promises

11 comments:

  1. I do believe I said something like #5 to Erinn the other night as I stuffed chocolate in my face. So, obviously, I agree. ;)

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  2. These are great! One chocolate to rule us all!

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  3. great advice. chocolate is definately important.

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  4. Yes! Chocolate works! LOL. Great advice!

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  5. I like #5, but then again, I'm a total fatty. ;)

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  6. I love #5! LOL. And I also have #1 on my list also. You rock for mentioning Madelein L'Engle! Loved her books as a kid. :)

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  7. #5 may be made up, but it is also SO TRUE.

    Madeleine L'Engel's advice is the one I find hardest to follow, but also the most rewarding. I sometimes get too narrow a focus within my chosen genre, but I actually get the most creatively and intellectually out of stretching my boundaries and reading genres I'm less familiar with.

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  8. Great advice. Read a lot is one that I follow. If I'm stuck on my writing I try to read instead.
    Chocolate is great advice.

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  9. #5 CHOCOLATE FOREVER! Great advice, thank you!

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  10. Ha, go #5! Best advice of all ;)

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  11. These are great, great advice. Especially #5! :)

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