04 June 2006

Good advice

Over at Murder She Writes guest blogger J Carson Black posted this. I've probably read this advice in different ways over the years but some combination of words made this version hit home for me. More and more I've had to get back to writing work that gives me pleasure and not what I think will give other people pleasure. Which isn't to say I'll be off in some tower somewhere writing only for myself, but means I'm working fairly single mindedly at the moment on writing stories with a voice that comes naturally for me rather than a voice that I think other people want to hear.

This is good. This is what I need to do. And in the end being true to myself will make my writing better.


At 7 June 2006 at 10:56 am , Blogger Amra Pajalic said...

Great article. I can relate to everything it says. I've now learnt that I can experiment with short stories and tailor for the market, but a novel has to be something I'm passionate about and can sustain the years it will take to finish it, polish it, submit it and wrestle to get published with it.


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