Friday, May 06, 2011

Five for Friday best advice

My good friends at the Paper Hangover suggested the topic what are your top five BEST pieces of advice you've received about writing or life.

1) Write the book you want to read.  Scott Trimell. Yep, if you don't want to read your book then who will?

2) No one will care as much about your work as you do- Will from Cartel--  I love and care deeply about my characters and novel, and I'm the only one who wants to hear about it.  My boss, my students, my husband, none of them care about it as much as I do.  On the flip side, if I don't care, why SHOULD they?

3) Be kind to your characters- Meghan Hunt.  Just because you're in a crap mood doesn't mean you should throw your characters down a mine shaft.  The best bad guys still have a trace of good.  And your best hero's are still a little naughty. 

4) ‘Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet.’ Anonymous... BEST QUOTE EVER!   If this is a problem for you, check out  Freedom- it's a program that blocks the internet from your computer for the amount of time YOU set up.  Or you can go here Victoria Marini's awesome blog post for more programs.  Fraking LIFE CHANGING.

5) Don't forget to be awesome.- John Green and Hank Green.  French the Lama no truer words were ever spoken.  When we forget to be awesome, suckage happens.  World Suck happens.  Let's be better to one another.

Have a great weekend


  1. With the crappiness of the last 24 hours, seeing my name on this blog has kind of made me indescribably happy. Especially since I'm in there with real authors and an anonymous! :)


  2. Ha! Number four is getting to me right now!

  3. Yes to #4! I really need to consider cutting off my Internet when I'm writing--but I'm so afraid that I'll miss out on some cool announcement!

  4. I love ALL of these! Especially 1 and 4--the Internet is often my downfall during writing time. And # 5 is just ah-may-zing!

  5. #4 most definitely. I'll have to turn off internet next week.

  6. I love this advice! #4 is SO true. I should check out Freedom...

  7. I like #5 the best. Don't forget to be awesome. Yeah!

  8. omg dont forget "dont be a jerk"