If you want great articles follow people on Twitter who post them like troopers and then change your settings on Twitter to send you daily updates of the best posts. This is how I found Dan Taylor‘s tweet about the post – from Jack Heath’s blog – titled The best writing advice I ever received.
In short his advice is: join a writing centre. Here’s the link to the full post.
Except, what if you’ve already joined a writing centre and didn’t like it. Poof! There goes that advice. Although, not all advice can work for everyone the advice I’m about to give you works for everyone.
Take part in something which can give you valuable feedback on your writing.
Whether it’s a writing group, centre, or critiquing partnership – find whatever works for you – and hold onto it with fists clenched so tight your skin turns white.
I’ve been a member of a writing centre, and been to a writing group session, but nothing gave me as valuable and helpful advice as my critiquing partnerships.
It all comes down to who you are and the type of criticism you can handle.
If you like face to face, join a writing group.
If you prefer to let yourself simmer over the advice, an online critique partner would be the way to go.
If you want to be connected to a vast knowledge hub, join a writing centre.
What positive or negative experiences have you had with different types of critiquing?