Thursday, September 16, 2010
Advice for Young Writers
It's that time again. The fall session for the teen online writing classes have begun. In addition to the lessons and assignments, I like to post helpful tips from writers I know on our co-op forum. Since most of you are writers or the creative type of another kind, I'd be grateful for your input.
Published or not, you are all in this because you feel the call to write or share your creativity in some way. I'd love to hear what you have to say to young writers. Some will go on to become writers like us, and others will use this experience to polish their communication skills. Either way, your advice can be an encouragement and perhaps a spark that lights a writing fire for the future.
What kind of advice am I looking for? Anything that has to do with writing or all things creative. For example, when I asked Brian Ianieri, reporter for the Atlantic City Press, what his advice was, he shared several things. The first thing he mentioned was to use good resources like The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. His closing thought told them "to have fun" with writing.
Ok, now that you know what a fabulous influence you can be, what IS your advice? Please share liberally if you are so inclined. Let me know, too, if I may share your name or if you'd rather remain anonymous. Any input you have is greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch!
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