Writing Advice that works for me!

I am, Tycho, the might mountain poodle!

I am Tycho the Mighty Mountain Poodle–if you are reading this you are probably human and do not have minions to take care of your every whim as I do, so you must work hard!

I just got home from GeekGirlCon. Going to a convention is always a fun experience and it is interesting how many people want advice about becoming an author. It doesn’t matter that I am an early career author, I have been touched by the novel fairy. That means I’m an expert.

If you want the best writing advice, here is it is:

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” 
– William Faulkner

“Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
-Stephen King

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”
-Ray Bradbury

There are no shortcuts, even though many people talk about how there is. It’s about being passionate about a subject and getting to writing. Believing in your project enough to polish it.  Then to bring it to market. That’s it.  Yes, I realize this is a very short blog post, but there is nothing else to say on the subject.


7 responses to this post.

  1. All hail Tycho the Mighty Mountain Poodle! And excellent quotes 🙂 Wish I didn’t have to work all day so I could get some writing done. Bah!


  2. Inspiring! *nose to the grindstone today


  3. Short and sweet… just the way I like them! Those quotes were a nice inspiration, many thanks for them!


  4. Posted by Mariann on October 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Great sage advice Beth. We were all seriously bummed to miss GeekGirl Con and your reading.


  5. Posted by Mariann on October 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Also your first paragraph is doubled for some reason, glitch? extra copy/paste? And feel free to delete this comment since it’s me being OCD or pedantic or whatever.


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