Saturday, October 31, 2015

Author's Advice by Antuan Vance

Thank You Antuan for stopping by to give some amazing advice to some aspiring writers! 

What is your advice for those who want to write? 
If you want to be a writer, find people who are writers and/or readers, make them your friends, and don’t let go. Hold on tight! Read a lot. Build yourself a network of editors and writers. Go to conventions in your area. One of the hardest things for some of us is networking and marketing. It’s good to start early; because it’s not easy to get people to read your work and give you pointers. Join a group. Join a club. You’ll have an opportunity to see other people’s work. It’s an excellent idea to pair up with another person. Start your career reading other people’s work and giving them feedback.

Another piece of advice is to start putting together plots for various stories. Put together a queue of stories. If you can’t get one story off the ground for whatever reason, it’s great to have about a bunch of other great story ideas in your pocket. You’d be amazed how you could later link one story to another and boom; it’s as if you tripped on an idea land mine and found yourself covered in genius.

Also, don’t lose hope and don’t be afraid to reach out to other writers. We’re all in this together. We’ve all been there.

Thanks for stopping By Antuan! 

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