Writers are asked for writing advice all the time. They’re asked on panels and interviews and by strangers they’ve hardly met. And you’ve probably heard plenty of stock answers like …
- Make sure you read as much as you can!
- Get your butt in your chair and finish your book!
- Write from your heart.
- Write what you know.
Now … these can be good pieces of advice, but unfortunately none of them are very specific. Of course, I wouldn’t fault these writers … heck, I’ve said things like this myself. The truth is, authors are often self conscious and they don’t really know what would be good writing advice for you!
But you know what … I can share with you the number one piece of writing advice that changed my writing life.
I can say, without a doubt, that my novel ALL WE LEFT BEHIND wouldn’t exist without this advice. In fact, I may still be struggling to get published without it. It completely revolutionized the way I think about storytelling.
This advice is all about what you think your objective is in a scene … and I didn’t know that for years I was asking the wrong questions!
Here’s my latest video explaining what this advice is and how it works:
Have you received a priceless piece of writing advice? Please share it in the comments!
Happy writing everyone.