Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday

It's Road Trip Wednesday again over on the YA Highway!


This Week's Topic:
What's the best writing advice you've ever received?

This is easy. Drum roll please....

Just write.

Yep. Best. Advice. Ever.

Really though, you have a story in you and you know it wants to come out. You dream of being a writer/author, imagining holding your precious book in your hands, neatly bound with astonishing cover art. (Sigh.) The only way to make your dream come true is to just sit down and do it. Nobody's promising it'll be easy. In fact, I'll promise you it won't be. But do you want to know a secret? You'll have fun. Lots of fun, and countless enjoyable hours spent with the characters you love.

So, do it! Pick up the pen, open up your computer, whatever it takes, and just write. Worry about the rest later.



8 comments:

Veronica Roth said...

I like it. Simple is good. :-)

Kate Hart said...

I have essentially the same advice taped to my monitor, with an addition from Natalie Goldberg (paraphrased here): "No one cares that much whether you write or not. You just have to do it."

Kaitlin Ward said...

I love this advice. So simple yet brilliant.

The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

Just write, gonna be okay, doo doo dee doo, just write...

(:

Fantabulous advice, yep yep yep. Always remember: BIC. Butt in chair. Just sit down and write.

Jess said...

You are like Nike for writers. Just do it. LOVE.

Marquita Hockaday said...

You don't understand how I needed to hear that. I stress over how good my writing will be b/c I am in an MFA program- but I need to just sit down and write. Really good advice and when I am having a hard time, I'll think of you :)

YA Highway said...

Thanks for participating, Holly!

Leila said...

Yes! Sometimes the simplest advice is the best. So easy to forget that the most important part of writing is exactly that: writing.