I recently came across a short paragraph summarising three succinct pieces of advice for writers by Madeleine L’Engle. I presume it will be useful to writers of any kind / genre. The three pieces of advice is not new but is a strong reinforcement of the advice we normally hear:
1. Keep an honest, unpublished journal which only you (writer) reads
2. Read. Read. Read. No writer became one without reading.
3. Write everyday, however little.
I cannot tell you how important these simple and direct messages are. Though they seem so obvious, anyone who has written anything will acknowledge how easy it is to lose these messages from our mind. I was so happy to have come across this short blurb – http://explore.noodle.com/post/96582787828/i-have-advice-for-people-who-want-to-write-i
If you want to write, remind these rules to yourself often. It will enable you be a good one and more importantly, a happy one!
Think about it!