Best writing advice: from you

This post was prompted by the following tweet from @stefgunningĀ :
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I think @stefgunning has gathered some encouraging quotes to be sure, but I got to thinking about all the great advice I’ve gotten from the blogosphere about writing. Truth is I care more about what my virtual friends say than ‘famous’ people who know nothing about me, my passion or my writing.

So here is some of the best advice that has been given to me on this blog by all of you:

Christine's advice on researching historical fiction (though there are a 10 other examples of her advice on this site!)
Christine’s advice on researching historical fiction (though there are a 10 other examples of her advice on this site!)
MJ's advice on how to write a villain!
MJ’s advice on how to write a villain!
RamisAdvice
Ram’s advice on book events (but honestly, he has so much great advice it was hard to pick just one!)
Phantom Writer's advice
Phantom Writer’s advice on writing a series
Chris' advice on the best swag
Chris’ advice on the best swag
Andrew has some advice about writing a secret note
Andrew has some advice about writing a secret note
Vevacha weighs in on the same topic!
Vevacha weighs in on the same topic!
Kate Person has some ideas about historical maps
Kate Person has some ideas about historical maps

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given about writing?

Advice from a successful author: Wynne Channing

The fight for survival begins
The fight for survival begins

I was fortunate enough to have dinner last night with the delightful author of What Kills Me – Wynne Channing.

Not only is Wynne charming and witty (as I suspected her to be based on how she writes her main character Axelia) but she’s one of those wonderful authors who actually wants you to succeed.

Wynne writes a very quick-paced detail-rich adventure story that quips at you like a best-friend you’re on the run with.

She had some great advice for me on self-publishing, finding an agent, getting a great book cover (like hers!) and how important it is to keep writing while I was doing all of that.

If you haven’t read her very original vampyre story (notice I gave it the respect I give REAL vampyre stories that don’t twinkle in daylight) I encourage you to download it quick before <spoiler alert> the next one in the series comes out.