Advice for Aspiring Writers: What Helped You on Your Journey to be an Author?

In May, I’m going to be a professional advisor at a writing festival (Southport Writing Festival) giving 1:1 advice to aspiring authors. This is a huge honour, and so  I’m compiling a pack full of resources for them that I hope will help them on their writing journey.

The pack is going to include:

  1. Useful books (such as Stephen King: On Writing, pictured below) magazines and websites
  2. Writing courses, degrees, retreats,  writing groups and writing festivals
  3. Editors, proofreader’s and beta readers
  4. Routes to publication
  5. Common problems and how to solve them

I wondered whether any of you have had writing advice that helped you on your journey to be an author? Whether a book, or a particular course helped you? Or whether you had help from an editor, proofreader or beta reader that you would like to share? I would be very grateful if you could let me know, in the comments below, or message me on Facebook or Twitter.

If you run a writing course, writing retreat or you are an editor or a  proofreader and you would like your details in the pack, I would be happy to include you. Please could you could put your details on an A4 or A5 flyer so that it can be easily accessible in the pack.  If you need any more details regarding this, do get in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

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