If you're friends with JAK* & SEP** on facebook you may be following their 3 writing secrets.
JAK's # 1: "FIND YOUR CORE STORY" She has more to say and it really struck a cord in me. I will be exploring my core story and expanding on this topic.
SEP's # 1: "YOU LEARN TO WRITE BY WRITING!"
JAK's # 2: "WHEN YOU SIT DOWN TO WRITE DON'T THINK ABOUT THE WHOLE BOOK THAT IS WAITING TO BE WRITTEN. FOCUS, INSTEAD, ON THE NEXT SCENE."
SEP's # 2:"Give yourself permission to put imperfection on the screen!"
JAK's # 3: "FIND YOUR OWN VOICE" and don't let anything diminish it.
SEP's # 3: "Everybody won't like everything you write. Some people won't like anything you write. Get over it!"
It all sounds like excellent advice and, of course, it comes from 2 prolific, successful writers whose books I love.
Going to explore these further. Especially JAK's # 1 which really spoke to me.
If you are a writer - does one of the above tips speak to you strongly? Which one? Why?
*I have sung the praises of Jayne Ann Krentz's books here, here, here, and here.
**I have sung the praises of Susan Elizabeth Phillip's books here.