While I’d like to think that my writing contains wisdom, the truth is that I need wisdom in order to write. I must have something to say. And there are days I need pep talks and phrases to overcome my own doubt.

So, today’s post contains some of the writing wisdom I rely on to get (and keep) me going.

  • You can fix bad, but you can’t fix blank. Get it written.
  • You don’t have to start at the beginning of the story. Just start.
  • You don’t have to know the end of the story … yet.
  • First drafts are lousy for even the multi-published, best-selling authors.
  • Start with small goals and build momentum.
  • You don’t have to change your story to please critique partners (but you should if they’re right!)
  • Write what you know. And research helps fill in the gaps.
  • Eavesdropping is inspirational.
  • The best ideas come while washing the dishes or vacuuming or driving. Keep a notebook handy.

What about you? What wisdom do you have to share?

Writing Wisdom
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