There’s a lot of writing advice out there. I have given my fair share of it. Anybody who writes, has something to say to anybody else who writes. From “this is what I do,” to “you should do this,” type of advice.
Every writer has to start somewhere. And that somewhere, is usually not very good. That’s just reality. It takes a lot of work, criticism, and rejection to become a “good” writer, whatever that means. I guess a “good” writer is a writer with an audience, because after all, isn’t that the point? I say I don’t care if what I write is never read by anyone, but in total honesty, I care a lot. Writing is, just like any other form of creative media, completely subjective.
So what is the best writing advice?
Well, Nike got it right.
Just do it.
If I were to spend all of my time reading books about writing or taking classes or looking for some other form of writing advice or criticism, I’d probably never get any writing done.
So, after you have finished worrying about the writing room and writing space and the perfect computer, notepad, or pen, there’s only one thing left to do.
It’s always amazed me the things that I write down once I have even a simple idea. I think any writer is in a way. We often times don’t realize that the words were there all along. But if you don’t sit down and do it, write that is, you’ll never know.