What is the best advice you ever received?

To read for pleasure.

I’ve forgotten where I grabbed that bit of sage advice, but every time I hit a dry well, I stop digging and start reading.

The worst advice I’ve ever heard is to just sit down and write. If it were that fucking easy I’d be a Pulitzer prize winner by now. My computer is filled with gibberish from the times I followed that advice. And trust me nothing is more frustrating for this writer than typing gibberish.

If that’s how you feel sometimes then go read something that makes you laugh, or scares the crap out of you.

A good book is like a great vacation.

We all need a good vacation, a break from our muse and the characters that drive us. So take a break and get lost between the pages of the good, the bad and the wonderful tales written by another author.

After you get back all rested, refreshed, and inspired – write!

Read what famous authors have to say about writing advice, click the following article.

Get to Work: On the Best Advice Writers Ever Received By

So tell me, what is the best writing advice you ever received?

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