Jolyn “Jodi” Palliata shares the best piece of advice she got as a beginning writer.
It seems so simple, really. But it’s true. The best writers are great readers. By simply indulging in other’s words (and worlds), I learned so much about plot development, character arcs, various styles, etc.
Another piece of advice I got: get involved. Again…brilliant. By beta reading and critiquing others, I honed the skills I already had and developed new ones I didn’t even know I was missing. Plus, I was surprised at the tightness and flow emerging naturally in my own writing as a result.
Jodi is an indie author with her first book to be released next year. Check out her website (www.jolynpalliata.com)