10 Things Every Aspiring Author Should Know…

Posted by on October 3, 2015 in books, education, life, Publishing, Reading, Research, Wisdom, writing | 2 comments

10 Things Every Aspiring Author Should Know…
  1. You can’t write what you don’t know. Research is essential.
  2. No one gets it right in the first draft. The average novel is rewritten 7 times.
  3. You will get rejection letters. Learn Origami, rejection letters look much better when they are folded into cranes.
  4. There will always be people who don’t like what you write, you’ll never please everyone, it is impossible, don’t even try.
  5. Embrace your characters quirks and tells. When I was writing my pirate novel ARRGH!, I spoke pirate for three straight days.
  6. Take reviews with a grain of salt, even the good ones.
  7. Be humble
  8. Write everyday, even if it’s just a line or two in your journal.
  9. Read! Especially in the genre you’re writing. You can’t be a writer if you are not a reader. It’s the most important thing you can do.
  10. Never give up! If you want to be a writer write. Not to be famous, not to make money but because it’s who you are and you can’t help but do anything else.

Happy Writing- S


  1. Excellent advice, Stacey!

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