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Where Can I Find Good Writing Advice?

orange monsterWell, you could google it. But, as author and Squidoo lensmaster DaveStone13 recently discussed, free writing advice is easy to come by and in most cases you get what you pay for.

So instead of the free writing tips that I was going to publish here today, I’m going to let you in on a secret. Actually, 10 secrets and they’re free, too, and come from the aforementioned Dave Stone himself via his Lens of the Day from yesterday, August 6th.

If you saw the lens, I hope you read it. In case you missed it, I hope you’ll go now and spend some time reading because these are writing secrets that most of us can apply right now, right here on Squidoo.

The lens is this one: 10 Secrets for Great Writing Anywhere.

When you’re finished reading, feel free to come back here and let us know which secret you think will benefit your writing the most.  (My answer? Number 7.)

See you when you get back.

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  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/bdkz bdkz

    Love this! Yay, Dave for writing a great piece : )

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/BarbaraCasey BarbaraCasey

    This is an excellent piece. My favorite was #4… we’re deities creating worlds with our words. And who wants to live in a boring world?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Ladymermaid Ladymermaid

    Tip number 3 is my personal favorite. Sometimes when we write the personal aspect is lost in the writing. There has to be someone on the other side reading that paper and connecting to it. We really are creating a conversation with our reader.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SuffolkJason SuffolkJason

    Excellent advice here. I like #10- polishing a diamond but I suspect the most useful advice is #7- do it every day.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/phjames phjames

    Read this yesterday, but didn’t think about a favorite. All of them are great. But if I had to choose, I’d make it a combo: #7 & 8.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Kylyssa Kylyssa

    I disagree that most free advice is worth what you pay for it. Sometimes it’s worth what the other person paid for it.

    Numbers three and four were realizations that saved some of my sanity as a person. Combine the two and you can both have a voice and put yourself in other places of your own creation. It’s power for the powerless and a recognition of self for people other people won’t look at. I wish every child could be taught those two things while learning the alphabet.

    All of them are excellent.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/cybaby cybaby

    This is a great lens 10 Secrets for Great Writing Anywhere.. by DaveStone13 …. Very informative..Took his tips to the heart..

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/artyfax artyfax

    I think that #5 is a must for every writer. Ree-writing and editing is so important. trying to do this whilst putting ideas dodwn can be so destructive to the flow of ideas

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    Love all the advice, but sometimes I can’t write everyday, so I just write my ideas instead!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/taylorthelma22 taylorthelma22

    Thanks

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/FurtivePygmy FurtivePygmy

    There are so many old people here, eeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/knowledgetoday knowledgetoday

    I did read 10 secrets for great writing anywhere. Great tips. I will putting into practice some of these ideas.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Mia-Mia Mia-Mia

    As I told Dave, I am inspired.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aswahayah aswahayah

    Dave for writing a great piece ,agree with bdkz

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