Is this thing on?
By Adam Huddleston
I’d like to express a warm hello to everyone out there in the blogosphere. It is an honor to be invited to join the fine authors who make up this group. After my offer to be a part of Wordsmith 6, it was conveyed to me that I would be contributing to the weekly blog. I’m pretty new to blogging but here it goes.
As a new writer, the things I desire most are those little nuggets of wisdom concerning my craft. Any bit of advice is welcomed with an open and eager mind. Of all of the tidbits I’ve received, the two that stand out the most are these:
Nugget #1: Writers write.
Though this may sound a bit trite, it doesn’t make it any less true. Every great novel, essay, memoir, or article began with an empty page. It was the hard work and determination of the author that filled that page. And here is a truth: the more you write, the better your writing will be.
Nugget #2: Writers read.
If you want to know what sells in the specific genre you are writing, you have to read it. It’s as simple as that. The more you delve into that type of writing, the more you’ll learn. You’ll get a feel for the flows and patterns that make up a published work. And, when someone asks you why you’re reading all of the time, you can simply respond: “Research”.
Hopefully these little factoids will help you in your pursuit of literary excellence! Happy writing!
You can kill the mic now.