Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Planting the Seeds For Growth in Writing

I’m dropping a couple seeds in the path to publication for all authors to pick up and plant in pursuit of growing their skills and achieving their writing dreams.

Seed one:

“Don't look back until you've written an entire draft, just begin each day from the last sentence you wrote the preceeding day. This prevents those cringing feelings, and means that you have a substantial body of work before you get down to the real work which is all in... The edit.” ~Will Self

I hadn’t read this statement prior to writing my novels. But truth-be-told—this is the only reason I was able to finish Flight For Control, and the sequel: Flight For Safety (first draft)

Seed two:

 “Don’t hang around with people who are negative and who are not supportive of your writing. Make friends with writers so that you have a community. Hopefully, your community of writer friends will be good and they’ll give you good feedback and good criticism on your writing but really the best way to be a writer is to be a writer.” ~Augusten Burroughs

Read Linda Gray’s post on: Becoming a Better Writer. (This is where I picked up the tips, and there are more.) Linda is one of those positive people who, like Heather, are there to help. And help she does.

Write Of Passage, A Writers’ Resource Blog— A place every writer should visit. Linda’s posts are informative about the industry, provide tips on writing and take you to places you don’t have time to find on your own. Write of Passage is the best resource. Her research pays off for all her readers.

Check out the Write of Passage and enjoy the journey!

XO Karlene


  1. I love The Write Of Passage, a fabulous blog! Linda's outlook on writing and the industry is very informed and refreshing. It's a great resource for writers and readers.

  2. That first quote is exactly what I've been telling myself lately. Don't worry about perfection the first time around. Just press forward and know that it can all be edited later!