Thursday, September 22, 2016

We Can All Do Better

Here's a fun fact: you will never arrive.

Okay, maybe that wasn't so fun. Sue me for false advertising. Really, go for it. You might be able to finagle out of my estate the forty-three cents underneath my couch cushions, if you don't mind diving through the dog hair to get it. And even that's kind of iffy. Might be only thirty-eight.

Anyway, my point is not to discourage you but to encourage you to always strive for more. You'll never be the writer you want to be because you can always grow in the craft.

Every new story is your opportunity to write better than your last one. How?
     - Try a new plot technique
     - Incorporate one quirky character
     - Toss in some powerful verbs
     - Edit like never before
     - Give every scene a cliffhanger
     - Make every first line memorable

The saddest thing I've ever seen is an author who stagnates, whose writing stays the same instead of continually becomes better, even just a little. Okay, I lied. The saddest thing I've ever seen is a kicked puppy, but this is a close second.

Don't give in to complacency. Take risks with your art. Grow, you little budding flower. Grow.

Oh yeah, and enter the Goodreads giveaway of one of two signed copies of OUT OF THE FRYING PAN.



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Out of the Frying Pan by Michelle Griep

Out of the Frying Pan

by Michelle Griep

Giveaway ends September 30, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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2 comments:

Robin Mason said...

I love your blog so much!!! #somuchsnark!!!

chappydebbie said...

You crack me up, my friend. And I am LOVING The Captive Heart!

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