The Ten Worst Pieces of Writing Advice You Will Ever Hear (and Probably Already Have)

This is great stuff!  There’s no bigger pet peeve of mine than someone pontificating on high about the “right” way to do something.  We all have our own ways of doing things, and there are many paths to the top of the mountain.  What worked for you is what worked for you; not what works for everyone at all times.

There is perhaps more writing advice in the known universe than there is actual writing. Or at least it can feel that way when you’re flailing around for a life raft during the apprenticeship phase of writing fiction (which, by all accounts, lasts anywhere between ten years and the rest of your life).

But all writing advice is not created equal. I know this both because I’ve amassed a lot of it over the years and because I’ve worked as an editor long enough to see the sort of atrocities it can result in. Here are my top ten caveats.

Read the full article at Lit Reactor.

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