Sunday, August 22, 2010
Writing For Charity Event
Some of the greatest advice I heard there was just keep writing. First drafts are always horrible and you can't compare them to published works. Read a ton, and internalize everything you read. Pay attention to things you love but also to things you hate. Revise, Revise, Revise. Great books are revised not written. Don't get super attached to the first book you write, finish it put it away for awhile write something else then go back to it, while you put the new project aside. Now you have choices! Don't get too wound up in details for a first a draft if you get stuck just keep writing.
I had so much fun at this and it made me want to find more conferences and really get a critique group going. I only bid on one thing at the Auction I'll post pictures of it, I didn't win but that's okay and all the money went to such a great cause!
Until next time happy reading! or writing!