Some of the things that I've learnt have not only made me a better writer but also a better person. That doesn't stop me occasionally wishing that someone had sat down and had a cup of tea with me and explained a few things to help me on the journey, though!
While I am far from an expert in writing, I've learnt a few key pointers along the way which I feel it's important to share- especially with anyone who has just begun to 'tip their toe' into writing.
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- You will have days where writing is your worst enemy
Just remember that, if you're like almost every other writer, you'll feel the compulsion to write which will soon drag you back.
- There is more than one kind of writing
- You need to write everyday
- Planning is incredibly important- you won't get very far without it
When a new idea springs to mind the first thing you want to do is run with it. You're filled with excitement and are eager to get the words on the page but without proper fuel, you'll soon run out of steam.
- Take a notepad with you everywhere.
These are just a few points of the many that I have learnt but the biggest of them all:
You are already a writer!
You're not an 'aspiring' writer, you're not a 'wannabe' writer- if you make the effort to sit down, put your hands on the keyboard or put your pen in your hand and actually write then you're already a writer.
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If you could sit your younger self down and give yourself some writing advice, what would you say? let me know!