Ten Things I Know Are True (Writing Edition)

In ALL, BOOK PUBLISHING, FESTIVALS & CONFERENCES by Stephanie Klein3 Comments

INTENSIFY: TEN THINGS I KNOW ARE TRUE

  1. STOP TALKING ABOUT DOING IT.
  2. The minute you ask “what will people think?” is the minute your work stops being authentic.
  3. Don’t try to be something you’re not. Or to make your work look like someone else’s.
  4. WRITING WORKSHOPS ARE WORTH IT.
  5. When you feel fear, you’re onto something.
  6. BATHE. All the good ideas come to you in the shower.
  7. EXERCISE. Moving, preferably outdoors, but anywhere, ideas come to you.
  8. Most crippling to creativity is the fear of being unproductive. Or of being irrelevant. To salve the fear of being irrelevant, apply curiosity. Ask a whole lot of WHY’s.
  9. Don’t let the opinions of others outweigh the voice of your own.
  10. Don’t ask permission to tell your story.

In honor of my current trip to Dallas for the DFW Writers Conference, I thought I’d share these writerly posts:

How to find the right literary agent

Structuring a book

Fear of becoming irrelevant 

How to pitch a show in Hollywood

Will of course post more photos and bits of moments and meetings captured with new friends to-be.

Comments

  1. And one you had told me and that I still use: write as if you were writing to your best friend. Miss you!

  2. As we all know we have a heart of a lion inside us. But there are some situations where we make ourself puzzle but this topic is really helpful

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