When it comes to writing advice, I listen to other writers who have proven themselves. Sometimes those writers are from my writing organizations like DSRA. Other times, they are famous writers. I’d love to hear these two gentlemen in person. Until then, it’s nice to have resources like YouTube. Each video is a little over a minute long and well worth your time.
James Scott Bell is a former trial lawyer turned writer and speaker. He is a finalist for a 2012 International Thriller Writers Award for One More Lie. I took an online writing class that used his book called Revision & Self-Editing. It’s one I frequently refer back to when I need some direction and inspiration while editing. I like what Bell has to say about daily word counts. I don’t add words to my manuscript every day and have felt guilty in the past. Watch the video to hear what he has to say about becoming a prolific writer.
Stephen King is one of my favorite authors. He’s written a craft book called On Writing that I highly recommend. He was asked this great question from someone in the audience. “What advice would you give young people who are considering a career in writing?”
Have you heard some great writing advice that you’d like to share? Do you agree with the advice given by James Scott Bell and Stephen King?