From time to time people ask me for advice about writing. This is what I say:
- Write for no other reason than you enjoy it. The more you enjoy a thing, the more you’ll do it; the more you do a thing, the better you get.
- If you are a teenager writing, then be patient. Some writers find their voice immediately, for others (like me) it can take a while. This is not a race.
- Read as many advice articles as you want, pick and choose whatever advice works for you, ignore everything if none of it works. It’s an art, not a science and the only thing you need to do is create.
Despite eschewing anything but the vaguest possible writing advice, I did write some blogposts as part of the Author Allsorts collaborative blog, from 2013-2018. Here are links to all the posts I wrote. Some of them might constitute advice. Some give insight into how I write. Some are just fun.
And a perennial favourite written for a different blog:
Plus bonus a blogpost by Annabel Pitcher that helped me when I was writing my first book and might help you too?