The Best/Worst Writing Advice We’ve Ever Received

by Tee Tate

The. Worst. Writing. Advice. Ever.

“Write what you know.” (Part II)

To someone limited in both experience and exposure, this advice can be the kiss of death. Failure before Inception. For inherent procrastinators or insecure writers, this is another excuse to not sit down and just put something on paper. You end up planning on getting some “living” under your belt, meeting some interesting people, traveling to some far flung locale. In short, you’re putting off writing, thinking you’ve got to be some exotic Hemingway-like character to set down anything of merit. The truth is, write what wakes you up at four o’ clock in the morning. That’s what moves you.

-Jennifer Orozco

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