1. Keep writing, no matter what.
2. Marketing is essential to your success, but find what works for you.
3. Continue to hone your craft - you can always learn something new that will make you a better writer.
4. Seek honest critiques of your work - family and friends are too nice.
5. Always keep a supply of your favorite snacks handy when writing.
1. Don't go to a book signing and just sit - you have to engage your potential readers with conversation and interaction.
2. You don't need an agent or a publisher to be a successful writer in today's world.
3. Don't be shy about your writing - tell everyone you meet to check out your work.
4. Don't let a publisher take advantage of you - read a contract very carefully and seek legal advise if necessary to fully understand what you're signing.
5. Don't self-edit your writing - by that I mean, write as freely as you can, without too much interjection of your; inner critic. You can always go back and revise, edit, and change, but doing so while you're writing can sometimes diminish the impact.
1. The Power of Point of View by Alicia RasleyThis is a great resource for discovering what perspective works best for you, or for the genre you write.
2. Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
This book really helps define what makes a great character, how to raise the emotional stakes, transformations and why your characters need to change.
3. A copy of the book that made you want to be a writer
4. The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
Still a useful resource, with usage and composition rules, commonly misused words and expressions, and the Approach to Style section is great.
5. Writing on Both Sides of the Brain: Breakthrough Techniques for People Who Write by Henriette Anne Klauser PhD
Left brain is analytical, mathematical, straight line thinking. Right brain is creative, uncensored and free.Tapping into the right brain can open avenues of writing you might never have considered.
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