We all start somewhere, and for me, before I could even write by the age of 5, I was an avid reader, and knew I wanted to write books.
Fair to say it’s taken me a while to get to ‘books’ but the amount of poetry and jottings and diary entries I used to do are all over the house in fat folders. They make me laugh and chuckle and cringe. Things I put down were like I was talking someone and it helped on my journey to being a better writer.
Over recent years, with social media taking up our time, and quick bursts of words, the quality of writing isn’t the same.
This year I have been lucky to get a beautiful note book, chunky and A4, so every day, preferably morning, all my thoughts go down on the page; just like the old days. It’s a great feeling, having these empty pages to write and write until the bothersome things are dealt with, then I am open to getting on with the manuscript at hand.
Here’s a brilliant competition, free and closes today so if you can write under 600 words on the theme by midnight, good luck.
The Writers College contest is for original 600 words writing advice pieces on the theme.
‘The best writing tip I ever received.’
I’m having a go at this, just to get back in the swing of competition entries.
Closing day is today, better get on with it.
Rules are on the website.
Good luck if you have a go, and I already have mine, but what is the best tip you ever received that helped you with your writing.