How to keep all the writing advice in perspective

Do you feel besieged with advice?

Overwhelmed and unsure where to start? Well, keep reading.

Writing is hard. Writing well is harder.

But cutting the process down to bite-size pieces helps. So, if your feeling a little overwhelmed with the do’s and don’ts of writing, reading this great post by K.M. Allan will help. At least she helped me.

How? What did I get out of her post?

  • Get the story down first. Fix later.
  • Not everyone will love my story. So, what.
  • When editing, take one issue at a time. (bite size)
  • Listen to the advice that is helpful.
  • Consider the source of the advice.
  • Last but not least, take a break and then get back to writing.

You may get something totally different from I did after you read her post. That’s okay. We all see things through different filters. The important thing is to keep writing.

When Writing Advice Becomes Too Much By K.M. Allan

Well? What did you glean from Ms. Allan?

Do you become overwhelmed with too many advice rules?

How do you handle criticism from readers and editors?

 

 

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12 thoughts on “How to keep all the writing advice in perspective

  1. I’ve been reading writing advice on the Web for over five years now. Most of it ends up being the same stuff with slight variations. Nevertheless, I still subscribe to most of these blogs carrying this repetitive advice in hopes the authors will shed new light on a piece of the craft.

    I was apprehensive about taking on critique partners because I thought I might not take to well to criticism. However, I’m finding I’m appreciating the wisdom and extra eyes on my work.

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      1. Yes … it just goes to show how different our perceptions of all this can be. As ridiculous as it may seem I think everyone should set out to paint their own Picasso. It has to be a lot more than a story ….

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