Recommendation for younger writers from Troy Wilson, writer of GOLDIBOOKS AND THE WEE BEAR (illustrated by Edwardian Taylor)

“My recommendation? Write badly. Badly, badly, badly. Embody phrases and concepts that shouldn’t be there. Omit phrases and concepts that must be there. Put issues within the unsuitable order. Have your protagonist act wildly out of character. Why? As a result of that’s what your favourite writer does.

“You don’t see your favourite writer’s horrible first drafts. Or horrible second drafts. Or horrible third drafts. For that matter, you don’t see their tried books that by no means, ever turned out in any respect. (Some issues are simply lifeless ends, even to your favourite writer.) No, you solely see their ultimate, super-duper-polished work, after they obtained tons and plenty of nice suggestions.

“Everybody begins with unhealthy writing. Each single author, each single time – regardless of how lengthy they’ve been doing it. You may’t keep away from your personal unhealthy writing. You may’t go round it or over it or underneath it. It’s important to undergo it. Simply get it onto the web page or display. You may all the time repair it later. Besides should you let the unhealthy writing – or the worry of unhealthy writing – cease you from writing. As a result of you may’t repair what isn’t there.”

Thanks, Troy!

Associated hyperlinks:

Writer web page about Goldibooks and the Wee Bear

Extra about Troy Wilson at, Twitter and Fb.

Extra about Edwardian Taylor at, Twitter and Instagram.

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