Sunday, August 16, 2009

Blog Chain Post: Only One


It's my first time starting a blog chain and picking a topic. A few days ago I had a topic all picked out but at the last minute inspiration struck and I changed my mind. This blog chain is a game! Your subject is writerly advice. (I just made that word up. Hee) Pretend you are addressing a crowd of aspiring authors eager to soak in your words of knowledge. The problem is, you've only been given a time slot of five seconds. In one sentence (no more than 20 words), please summarize the most important words of wisdom you can impart.

You can elaborate and address questions only in the comments section.

When this blog chain is complete I plan to list the entire chain's one-sentence pearls of wisdom in a blog. Feel free to do the same - just give credit where credit is due!

If you do not belong to the blog chain please feel free to play along. Just post a link to your own blog in my comments section and I'll make sure your sentence is listed in the final blog. Have fun!

Here's mine:

"Read as many books in your genre as possible and join a critique group".


Please check out Rebecca's post tomorrow for her answer.

Okay, now it's your turn.....GO!

20 comments:

  1. Great words of wisdom! I think this is a fantastic topic! I hope I can figure out something that doesn't sound stupid . . .

    :D

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  2. Those are great words of wisdom! When I finished my first novel, I queried it... and bombed. I didn't know anything about revisions, critique groups... I was a green as you could get. After joinin some groups and networking with other writers, I finally know what needs to be done and the novel that I'm about to query won't crash and burn like my first!

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  3. Excellent, excellent advice. :)

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  4. great advice and awesome topic!! I'm glad I've got a few days to come up with something :D

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  5. Awesome advice. As I often do when I'm walking, I hope I don't trip and fall and take out a display of canned corn when it's my turn.

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  6. Fantastic words of wisdom. I cannot stress enough the importance of having a critique group. My girls have definitely brought my writing up to a new level, and they have also become great friends of mine along the way.

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  7. Good advice! I hope I can come up with something equally valuable.

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  8. Well said, milady. Mine would be much shorter. "Do the next thing."


    :)

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  9. OMG! This is an awesome topic/challenge.

    I already know what mine will be.

    BTW: Excellent advice.

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  10. Since you mentioned joining a critique group... My critique group has an opening. We're looking for romance writers or writers of (genre) with romantic elements. If you know anyone like that who's looking for a critique group, send them to my blog. I'm running a contest to help us fill the spot. The entries are due in by midnight Wednesday. Thanks.

    Lynnette Labelle
    http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

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  11. Oooh great topic, but a tough one too! The 20 word limit though... hmmm, that seems a little needlessly cruel;)

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  12. Awesome advice - I hope someone is compiling this for a little e-book! :D

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  13. Excellent advice! Reading what I write has definitely helped me write better. I'm sure a crit group would help even more.

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  14. Critique groups are essential. I love the brevity of this topic.

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  15. Fun! Here's mine since I don't belong to a chain.

    Soak up wisdom from veteran authors by joining a writer's group.

    Thanks!
    http://jillkemerer.blogspot.com

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  16. Great topic and excellent advice. Coming in late, but will check out what everyone had to say. Thanks

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  17. I happened to find you by googling Blog Chain. I know this is from August, but here's my 2 cents.

    Great advice. I would add:

    Read books in your genre, learn your craft, join a critique group with new and experienced writers, make time to actually write, and persevere.

    Karen Cioffi

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  18. Great advice, Karen! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  19. It was certainly interesting for me to read the blog. Thanks for it. I like such themes and anything connected to them. I definitely want to read more on that blog soon.

    Best wishes
    Steave Markson

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