In preparation to publish my second book, The Magic Within, in early 2018, I have joined quite a few author groups on social media. I am enjoying talking to my fellow authors a lot and have received some great advice from many of them. With that said, I thought I would pay it forward and write a blog on advice I have for fellow authors. I have 5 main pieces of advice.
1. Never force your writing. Only write if you enjoy it. If you enjoy your writing then others will too.
2. Write the stories in your heart because those are the stories you are most meant to share with others.
3. Write what you know, but remember that every bit of fiction is based on a bit of truth. 4. Life never turns out the way you think it’s going to, just go with it, and write when it feels right.
5. Being an author is different from being a writer. Anyone can be a writer, but only those brave enough to share their work with others can call themselves authors. Being an author is about a lot more than writing. If you choose to have your work published or publish it yourself, be prepared to not only market your work, but stand by it at all times. If you don’t believe in your work then others won’t believe in it either. Also, do your best to try and develop a thick skin because even the best of books is subject to criticism in today’s social media age.
Are you a writer or aspiring author? If so, what advice do you have for your fellow writers/authors? Comment on this post and let me know…thanks!