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Voice of experience: 5 things that established authors would tell new writers

Today’s re-blog—from Roz Morris—might be a bit dated but the info is as fresh as the morning of creation :-)

Nail Your Novel

Advice for the new writer Nail Your NovelA few weeks ago, a bunch of authors gathered for Books Are My Bag day at Barton’s bookshop in Leatherhead, Surrey. Inevitably, some customers asked for advice on writing and publishing. These were the five MFDs (most frequent discussions).

1 You are not alone.

This realisation marked an important threshold. The moment we all found other writers, online or in real-life groups, was like opening a secret door to home. For me, it was a revelation to be among people who treated writing as a routine part of life. Before then, I had a hoard of notebooks with scattered fragments, but couldn’t see a next step. Trying a book seemed a bit improbable, indeed ridiculous. After all, what would I do with it? Meeting other writers made it possible. Within a few months, I was sending short stories to magazines and searching for a grand idea that deserved to be…

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2 responses to “Voice of experience: 5 things that established authors would tell new writers

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris April 11, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Dated? Moi? Thanks, as ever, for sharing my warblings.


  2. Alexander M Zoltai April 11, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I do hope you (and, my other readers) knew I meant the date on the post! :-) And, I only share your warblings because you’re such a melodious bird :-)


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