Real Writers Giving Real Advice via Video by Beth Barany

Here’s some advice for you! In less than 3 minutes learn all you need to know to be a successful writer… (Okay, I’m kidding a little, but not much…)

Question for my fine Writer’s Fun Zone friends: What is the best piece of writing advice you have ever received, and who told you?

Thank you!

The best advice I ever received was from my mom. And she got this advice from her grandmother, my great grandmother, and writer, Meridel Le Sueur: “Write every day and write the beginning, middle and end.”

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  • Beth Barany says:

    Suzanne, Great advice form Bob whathisname. As much as we as humans what the secret key to make it all “easy,” it is really all about “butt in chair and write.” Congratulations about your four books in the pipeline. I had no idea! I just started my sixth novel, and am pleased with my butt-in-seat action: three chapters written over the weekend. Whew!

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