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The worst advice you ever heard about writing (blog marathon post 18)


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Time and again, I have heard people giving advice about writing. After having written seven books,(touch wood, all best-sellers) I have learnt a lot more than what I knew before I started my writing career.
Today I thought I would compile a list of some of the worst 'advice' or 'suggestions' or 'friendly tips' I have ever heard about writing. If you heed any of these, you can be sure, you will get no writing done.

1. You have to wait for inspiration to strike.
2.Nobody will want to read that.
3. What you write is 'ordinary'.
4.You probably have a writer's block
5.Your writing is not 'literary' enough.
6.You need to wait till you get some experience.
7.Your idea has been done before.
8.Your writing is a 'not my kind', and that is why I find it boring.
9.Cut out one third of what you write.

and the final one:
10. Come on, you can always write tomorrow.


If you ever hear any of the above, please discard it immediately and do not get discouraged.Keep writing from the heart.
And yes, read, read, read a lot!
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  1. This is so encouraging, especially when I am publishing my first book. Thank you so much for this list! :)

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  2. You are right madam. Reading a lot is quite important.

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  3. Thanks for the tip

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  4. Thanks for the tip

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  5. Thanks for the tip

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  6. It's so pleasing that you are concerned about all the budding writers. Thank you very much ma'am.

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  7. Thanks for these tips. Will keep them in mind in case I decide to write a book one day!

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  8. Thank you soo much Mam..These tips will surely help me..

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  9. Thank you soo much Mam..These tips will surely help me..

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