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UR Turn: What’s the Best Writing Advice You’ve Ever Heard?

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This blog is about writing and publishing. I share what I know in the posts, and you share what you know in the comments. Our monthly segment, UR Turn, allows us to focus on this. We can learn from each other.

In addition, we can also learn from other writers through their blogs, podcasts, webinars, and books. Plus, we can read magazines about writing.

Over the years I’ve learned a great deal. I strive to apply what I learn. Then I share the results.

Today’s UR Turn question is, what’s the best writing advice you’ve ever heard?

For me, the answer is easy. I’ve repeated it here many times. It is simply to write every day. Doing this changed my life and my career as a writer.

Now it’s your turn.

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Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD, is an author, blogger, and publisher with over 30 years of writing and publishing experience. Check out his book The Successful Author for insider tips and insights.

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8 replies on “UR Turn: What’s the Best Writing Advice You’ve Ever Heard?”

Yes! I attended a small writers group monthly meeting in my favorite town, the town which is the setting for my story. The chapter was about the town burning in 1889. The other writers took turns reading it. It validated my writing and they experienced a bit of their own town history. Very personal and very worthwhile.

Best advice I received is to write every day. I don’t always do it, but I feel better about life in general when I get my thoughts down. I’m working on a long story—something I’ve never done before. Writing often helps my characters develop.

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