In a series of posts, we here at Nothing in the Rulebook have been asking writers to share their top tips and advice on writing. Today, it is our pleasure to bring you the top writing tips from Asher Jay – artist, writer, National Geographic Explorer and creative conservationist.
Whether you enjoy writing simply for the pleasure it gives you, or if you are looking to develop and improve, these great little pieces of advice will set you on your way!
- Write what you know, but more importantly know how you feel about what you know.
- Own your words. Own you.
- Don’t be afraid to speak up.
- Don’t doubt.
- Have someone else proof your work. (Ideally an editor.)
- Accept counter perspectives and criticisms gracefully.
- Assimilate the other. Don’t fracture yourself or the collective with your words.
- Cast a light not shadows with your content.
- Don’t sensationalize just to sell your story.
- Treat ignorance with compassion not condescension.
So there you have it, writers! Some excellent tips to mull over and help you through any unfortunate bouts of creative block – and send you on your way to publication. For further inspiration, we recommend visiting Asher’s website!