21 Shots (Things I’ve learned about writing)

This is the first time I’ve reblogged a post but it’s such a good list of things to remember when working on your writing that it merits a repost. It was written by a very young writer who will – judging by this list – go very far with her career. Enjoy!

The Writing Asylum

Tomorrow is my 21st birthday! I’m one of those people who makes a big deal about my birthdays (if I don’t, who will?), and so I’m even taking it to the blog today. Here’s a list of 21 things I’ve learned about writing since I first started imagining things, sometime when I looked like this:

Okay, okay, maybe I didn’t start imagining things the day I was born. But I know I was engaging in stories here:

(That’s The Jolly Postman, a great book)

So, without further ado, here’s 21 shots of things I’ve learned (in no particular order):

  1. Relying on just one engine is not enough. You need story, character, and language to all be working to write effectively.
  2. Write because you love it. If you’re doing it for the grade or for the money, it’s going to wear you down.
  3. Find good writing friends. They’ll probably…

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I'm a writer working on a YA dystopian novel and blogging on my progress - or lack thereof - and other cool writing stuff.
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