Voice of experience: 5 things that established authors would tell new writers

Great advice!

Nail Your Novel

Advice for the new writer Nail Your NovelA few weeks ago, a bunch of authors gathered for Books Are My Bag day at Barton’s bookshop in Leatherhead, Surrey. Inevitably, some customers asked for advice on writing and publishing. These were the five MFDs (most frequent discussions).

1 You are not alone.

This realisation marked an important threshold. The moment we all found other writers, online or in real-life groups, was like opening a secret door to home. For me, it was a revelation to be among people who treated writing as a routine part of life. Before then, I had a hoard of notebooks with scattered fragments, but couldn’t see a next step. Trying a book seemed a bit improbable, indeed ridiculous. After all, what would I do with it? Meeting other writers made it possible. Within a few months, I was sending short stories to magazines and searching for a grand idea that deserved to be…

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4 thoughts on “Voice of experience: 5 things that established authors would tell new writers

  1. Ms. Arden, Liked your post and thought your sight was tops. Thanks for posting these top 5 discussion, they are inspirational. I think keeping your day job is important, frankly it can be an unending source of things to write about! I teach English in Japan and am an author and believe me the expereinces here often end up in that which is produced, even if just subliminaly. Keep up the writing, and by the way, thank you again, just for luck.


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