Paper Hangover has another Friday Five for us this week!
FIVE pieces of useful advice you have received as an aspiring writer. Either in quotes, blog posts, websites or communities.
'Cause I'm a total nerd, I just looked in my file labeled "advice" to find things I've saved when I've seen them on the web.
These are very practical-- more tips than advice, but here goes.
1. Synopsis writing from Susan Dennard. Concise. Clear. Worth it.
2. Newbie writer No-Nos from Georgia McBride.
3. From Tawna Fenske, wonderful advice on blogging (gems like: make your online photos/names consistent so people know who you are!).
4. Log line pitches or how to tweet your novel from Edittorrent.
5. And finally, that classic of inspiration: a list of iconic authors who were rejected. It's not strictly advice, but it encourages me when I see Gertrude Stein submitted poems for 22 years before having one accepted, or that Alex Haley wrote every day for eight years before finding success.
The advice: Keep Writing.
What useful advice have you received as a writer?
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