If you’re telling yourself that it’s OK to be writing something bad because you can always come back and fix it later, it takes a lot of the pressure off.” — Marissa Meyer
You are not a side character in your own book – and you will never be if you don’t let that happen.
It happens to everyone. You’re in the middle of reading something on your lunch break and your heart sinks. Is this another millennial think piece on ‘Girls’?!?????
“Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue. You are a writer because you write. Keep writing and quit your bitching. Your book has a birthday. You don’t know what it is yet.”
Greatness doesn’t come from a single great idea or Eureka moment. It comes from painstakingly borrowing other people’s work and building on it. We steal our way to greatness.
Asher was expelled from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators last year after sexual harassment allegations unsurfaced in an anonymous email.
Seize me strongly and sweetly — without leaving space for uncertainty or doubt.
With the right strategies, you don’t need to start with a huge following to stand out in sea of tweets, posts, and updates.
I use these four phases of the story as bullet points when I’m outlining, then I begin writing once I have a little blurb for each.