My writing group met twice this week over Zoom. I have participated in several group meetings now with this App. As long as everyone’s sound works, it is quite effective for getting together with people, especially for introverts. I don’t have to leave the house.
The question of writing advice was part of the homework for the second meeting. My piece of go-to writing advice is you cannot edit a blank page. I tell this to my students all the time. Reading is also important especially the genre or type of writing you are trying to create. This quote is one I have heard from many authors but if you Google it, Jodi Picoult gets the credit.
Another piece of advice is from one of our favorite writers, Ray Bradbury:
“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.”
― Ray Bradbury,
This advice was another brought up.
Another favorite quote and piece of advice is:
“Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.”
I continue to write everyday. Knowing I am writing a short story everyday has me constantly thinking about ideas for stories. It is a great creative place to be in!
I will use these quotes as springboards for writing in my journal to explore it a bit more.