This is an article by Sarah White that I thought I would share with you. It’s always a good thing to read advice that can help improve our writing. Shirley
You’re about to work on your first big writing project. Whether it’s a novel, memoir, or short story, you don’t want everyone to know it’s your first (even if you’re shaking in your boots, just a little).
Many first-time writers fall into traps that can decrease the quality of their piece, and these newbie blunders can diminish their credibility.
New writers fall into these habits for all kinds of reasons: putting pressure on themselves to write something enormous and profound, attempts to mimic other authors, and probably in the most common occurrence, a bad case of writer’s block during their first big project of their career.
The pressure is on and your brain has gone into panic mode, resorting to…
View original post 778 more words