Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ask Andrew - Writing Advice


Dear Andrew,

What's the single best piece of writing advice you've ever heard or read, and what advice would you pass along to aspiring writers?

Dawn

Dear Dawn,

I have to say that the best advice about writing that I've ever heard didn't come in person or from someone I know.  It came from a fictional character in a movie.  Billy Crystal's character in Throw Mama From the Train.  He's conducting a writing class in the movie and his advice is very simple... "A Writer, Writes." 

In order to be a writer, you need to put words down on the page and one of the most intimidating things can be that blank page when you start something.  But a writer, writes.  So you have to sit down, put your butt in the seat, your fingers on the keyboard and write, let the ideas flow from your brain, though your body directly to your fingers.  Like with everything else in life, the more you do something, the easier it gets.  But that will never happen if you don't sit down and tell your story. 

So my advice to aspiring writers is not to wait for that grand idea that knocks everyone's socks off and you don't need to be the next J. K. Rowling.  Just sit down and tell the story, your story.  Find a place and begin.  You can rework and change it later if you need to, but write.

Hugs and Love
Andrew


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1 comment:

  1. "Like with everything else in life, the more you do something, the easier it gets. But that will never happen if you don't sit down and tell your story." I agree. Great advice :)

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