What tips would you give to amateur writers, or people who are looking to get into creative writing?

There are thousands of tips. Here are a few:

  1. Don’t expect to earn your living as a writer because it’s very hard but, as an avocation, it’s great. If you truly want to make your living writing, then spend a whole lot of time finding out what kinds of writing pays and how to do that writing. (Because it is possible to make a living as a writer, it’s just not the norm.)
  2. Read, read, read because that’s how you’ll find out what other writers have done successfully. Then copy those writers.
  3. Write, write, write and don’t worry about quality. Just do it and eventually, the quality will come.
  4. Take classes, read books, go to workshops and conventions and listen to what experts say. Follow all that advice.

One thought on “What tips would you give to amateur writers, or people who are looking to get into creative writing?

  1. Alicia Haney

    Hi Florence, Thank you so very much for all these very helpful tips! I always enjoy reading your blogs I always learn a lot from them. God Bless you.

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