Sunday Surprise


twice in a month, but well… surprise! Words of wisdom, writers on writing, whatnot! Have a great  Sunday!

If you are still following what some English teacher taught you, toss that out and write your stories the way you want to write them. And then release and do it again.

Perfection is the death to all art. Voice, painting, and writing stories. Chasing perfection by rewriting and rewriting only hurts your stories past a certain point.

Do your best, fix mistakes, and release.

And, as Pharrell said as the woman left, “Remember to have fun.”

Dean Wesley Smith

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Raymond Chandler

the following are all from Self-published authors blog.

Write the story you want to write.  Be passionate, follow your heart, and ignore what others are writing.  Just be you.
Debbie Conrad

The most important lesson I’ve learned from self-publishing is; spellcheck is no substitute for a good editor. And a good editor is one that is first and foremost, a fan of your work.
Gwen Rhea

Before you spend one dime, one minute, one ounce of energy on anything, whether it’s choosing a publisher, releasing your book, publicizing, advertising, marketing, do your research. At your fingertips is a vast information pool of success stories and failures. Tap into that to learn the best ways to publish and promote. Learn from others’ mistakes so you don’t repeat them. This will give you a leg up and pave the way for a better chance at success.
Eva Lesko Natellio

The best advice I’ve learned from self-publishing is to just do it.  I took a “write-a-story-in-one-day” challenge, and from that I completed a short story.  With that, I loaded up to Amazon and *poof* I am a published author.  There’s so much talk about building your brand, having a platform, developing and maintaining a website, being active on social media and all that, but if you don’t have a book published, then why all the effort?  If people like you but have nothing to read, that’s a waste of potential.
That and find an editor.
DW Hirsch

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