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Ten MORE Important Truths Every Writer Should Know



It’s been twelve months since I posted my original list of Ten important truths every writer should know.   I figured it was time for an updated version.

1. Writing is easy – it’s the rewriting what is difficult. 


2.
  In between each revision stage, commas and grammatical errors breed like rabbits at a Viagra testing facility.


3.
Writing for yourself is not the same as writing with a view to getting published by someone else.


4.
  Don’t send snarky responses to rejection letters. Editors talk to each other (so do agents).


5.
Self-promotion (engaging with people as opposed to just talking at them) is far more fun and a lot more effective than self-publicity.


6.
There’s a wealth of free information about writing on the worldwide web, but not all of it’s good, and none of it works for everybody.


7.
If all you’re looking for is a pat on the back, don’t waste other people’s time by asking them for a critique.


8.
There’s no such genre as ‘SyFy’. 


9.
To succeed in writing, figure out what works best for you and do that, a lot.


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I left #10 blank. What would you put there? 


Tags: 10 important truths, fiction, fun, writing
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