Just lately I'm in a quandry because I'm hearing lots of people saying that we shouldn't read How to books or go on writing courses we should just write, submit and write, submit some more until success drops on our doormat.
I have been on courses, attended workshops, read how to books and written and submitted stuff and I find value in all of those things from learning where I'm probably going wrong, to getting ideas for stimulating my writing creativity to gaining valuable feedback from others including professional authors and also invaluable practice.
I have no qualms about referring to how to books, as I don't believe they will make me write like everyone else and I do believe they will make me more aware of the important background stuff of stories.
So stepping out of the quagmire of what we all should be doing, I will say that I would still love to go on a writer's retreat and I would love to re-gain my energy for my writing sometime soon so that I can just write and write.
How about you?
Oh and check out Ellie's Quotes post, it's inspiring.
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