Wisdom For Writers

Great! There’s an anthology of essays addressing this age-long question, Why We Write. And the essays are by 20 successful writers discussing why and how they go about their work; edited by Meredith Maran.

Huffington Post published an excerpt by Jodi Picoult.

“Jodi Picoult’s Wisdom for Writers:

  • Take a writing course. It’s how you’ll learn to get and give feedback, and it’ll teach you to write on demand.
  • There’s no magic bullet that’ll make you a success. If you write because you want to be rich, you’re in the wrong business. Write because you can’t not write, or don’t write at all.
  • Write even when you don’t feel like writing. There is no muse. It’s hard work. You can always edit a bad page, but you can’t edit a blank page.
  • Read. It’ll inspire you to write as well as the authors who came before you.”

                                                                               – HuffPost Social Reading

You can read the rest of the excerpt on Huffington Post. Just Click to FOLLOW the link.

Resource material from  Huffington Post.

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of creativewritingnews.com. Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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