Top 10 Worst Pieces of Writing Advice

Joanne Guidoccio

I’m happy to welcome author Laurel Peterson to this blog. Today, Laurel discusses writing advice and introduces her latest release, Shadow Notes.

Here’s Laurel!

First, thanks, Joanne, for having me on your blog. Writing these kinds of lists is fun and makes me think about what really matters in terms of giving and getting good advice. Ok… here we go:

1. Write what you know: Two of my colleagues from grad school commented on this one: Dustin Lesperance said, “I’ve found learning new things motivates me to write more. I’m already bored with what I know… That’s why I’m writing in the first place.” Tiffany Ferentini said, “I just feel I don’t really know anything… what I know doesn’t warrant being written about. I find it much more entertaining and fun to write about what I don’t know.”

Although we are all always writing what we know at…

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About NevaBrown

Neva Brown, a retired secondary teacher/administrator, now enjoys the challenge of writing romance novels and doing editing for other romance writers. She has even ventured into the social media world of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as having a website; . Neva lived on West Texas ranches most of her life and uses that culture and environment in many of her stories. She and her husband now live at Rio Concho West in San Angelo, Texas. They are amazed at how well they have adjusted to ‘city’ living. Neva loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at
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