Today’s post is inspired by an article I just read where four people gave their personal ten tips on writing in the “What you shouldn’t do” category: http://threeguysonebook.com/50-things-a-writer-shouldnt-do. (Note: This is an old post. It dates back to 2009, but I still love it.)
I thought this was such a neat idea that I’d imitate them with a list of things I think writers should do. Keep in mind these are my opinions. Ultimately, you will have to decide what you want to do or not do.
So here goes….
Here’s what I advise other writers to do…
1. Tell a good story. Don’t sweat the need to make “beautiful language”.
No matter how sweet your prose is, if you don’t have a story that compels someone to turn the page, it’s a flop. The problem is that writers are so hung up on “how” they write, they often neglect…
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