There are all kinds of writing advice lists out there: Henry Miller's 11 Commandments of Writing, Jack Kerouac's 30 Keys to Life and Writing, Brenda Ueland's If You Want to Write. So I thought it was about time I create my own. Here are my 12 tips for writing a book you'll love.
♥ Forget about genre, the audience, whether it's marketable.
♥ Read what you want to write and write what you want to read.
♥ Go deep inside the crevices of your heart and pull out what's hiding there.
♥ Write anything that comes to mind, even if it's out of order.
♥ Forget about money.
♥ If it doesn't make sense, it's okay. Keep writing. You'll figure it out later.
♥ Be an observer, not a critic.
♥ Believe in the magic of your words.
♥ If you feel inspired, drop everything and write.
♥ If you don't feel inspired, write anyway and see what happens.
♥ Designate a notebook for your book-in-progress. Add pictures and playlists if you wish.
♥ Don't forget to go out and have fun. Experience fuels stories.