So here we are at the end of the chain. This chain was started by the awesome Cole, so head on over there if you’d like to start at the beginning (or because her blog’s so awesome). Or you can head over to Michelle’s blog who answered this before me
The blog chain topic is:
This blog chain is a game! Your subject is writerly advice. Pretend you are addressing a crowd of aspiring authors eager to soak in your words of knowledge. The problem is, you’ve only been given a time slot of five seconds. In one sentence (no more than 20 words), please summarize the most important words of wisdom you can impart.
There’s been a lot of really amazing advice and I had a tough time coming up with something that someone hasn’t already said but I think I came up with something appropriate:
“In order to have life experiences to write about you have to get out there and experience life.”
In other words, don’t get so caught up in writing and trying to find an agent and getting published and writing the next book and tweeting and blogging and reading your contemporaries that you forget that there’s a big wide world out there for you to explore. Not only will it make you happier but it’ll make you a better writer.