Writers Write!

Linda Apple of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen gives some inspiring advice for those of us who may be “talkers” instead of writers.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen


“If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire must be not to write.” ~ Hugh Prather

Are you a writer? Or, are you someone who only talks writing? Another question, do you attend conferences only to rub shoulders with writers and talk the game? Or, are you there to learn and network?

It’s so easy to talk the talk without walking the walk, or should I say writing the page? Over the years I’ve known writers who, after being rejected, picked up their pencils and went home. They were done. Finished. I know others who simply cannot take constructive criticism from honest critique. One of my friends had a bright future ahead of her with one of the big five publishing houses. But she argued with an agent representing the house about a change he wanted before accepting her manuscript. The result? She was…

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3 Responses to Writers Write!

  1. StuHN says:

    Good advice. I worked (briefly) for a small press and was given clients to edit. One guy dismissed every single note. The owner of the press agreed with me almost 100% (one item we differed on). He was the pits.


  2. This advice applies to areas other than writing. 🙂



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