Friday, December 23, 2011

Eleven Things I Wish I Had Known When I Became a Newbie Writer

I have Christine Cunningham who is visiting my blog today. Christine is the author of Eternal Beginnings and is here to share eleven things she wished she had known when she started as a newbie writer.

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-You don’t have to go it alone
-Social networks are amazing free advertising tools when used properly
-Write what you are passionate about and not what you think will sell
-Ask for help from others!
-Ask to help others!
-Take criticism well and use to make you a better writer or at least build thicker skin
-It’s okay to have a day or two where the writing doesn’t flow
-Having a lap top makes means your office is anywhere
-Have food and water within reach so you never have to interrupt a flow for something at trite as eating
-Make sure you take time to do other things besides write, like shower
-There will always be something new to learn so be grateful, gracious, and giving

You can learn more about Christine and her work at the following websites:


  1. Our writing is such a solo activity that I think we forget that we can ask for help. Great post!

  2. Thank you Pam! ...and thank you Geraldine for hosting! :)