Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border

Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border
photo by Gene Tunick of Eureka, Montana

Friday, September 30, 2011

Tip O'Day for Authors #175

Guest blogger Heather Peters on writing ideas that work for her.

I'm certainly no expert in giving writing advice; I can only share my own beliefs and methods. These are simple suggestions, but ones that I live by.

First and foremost, never become discouraged by rejection. Take it as one person's opinion, and move on.

Next, write what's in your heart and head, always believe in yourself.

Never give your manuscript to a friend or relative to critique; they cannot be objective. Find a reliable critique partner from your writers group.

Finally, always write the story you'd want to read.

Heather blogs at www.BodaciousBabesBookBuds.blogspot.com or check out her website at www.HeatherPetersauthor.yolasite.com
Dixon says: Not everyone is fortunate to live near a thriving writing community that fosters critique groups. For those "in the sticks," search for helpful, positive online critique groups. It may take a few attempts - just like with local groups.

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