the creative life podcast

The Creative Life Podcast: Episode Five

6 Pieces of Advice for Beginner Writers

“The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth.”
― Ezra Pound

Starting can be hard; starting again can be equally as hard! Take a listen to learn my tips (summarised below).

  1. Don’t be nervous or embarrassed about saying you’re a writer
  2. Own the time
  3. Write for yourself first
  4. Look to other writers for inspiration, but don’t procrastinate
  5. Fine isn’t finished 
  6. Rejection will happen

These blog posts might also be of interest:

Should I Enter Competitions if I’m not a “Serious Writer” Yet?
How to Write Erasure Poetry
Writing Novels: Tips and Process – an interview with Lisa Heidke
Achievement Isn’t a Race

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Karen Andrews

Karen Andrews is the creator of this website, one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Her latest book is Trust the Process: 101 Tips on Writing and Creativity