Tuesday, May 9, 2017

7 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Writing

 American poet and clinical psychologist Hala Alyan offers these seven pieces of advice

I. You are different

Take what makes you different and tell that story. The people who need to read it will resonate and those that don’t, well, they weren’t going to sit next to you in the cafeteria anyway.

II. Community helps.

III. Writing is work. 

IV. You are going to hear NO a lot.

V.Self-doubt is part of the process.

VI.Fear and bravery a different sides of the same coin

Every sentence about courage begins with fear. If you do something you’re not afraid of, it doesn’t count as brave. It might be reckless or spontaneous or illegal, but it’s not courage.

VII. Books will remind you who you are.

You can read more on each of these seven pieces of advice here.



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