Iain S. Thomas

Advice For Young Writers

In Uncategorized on October 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Stop telling people what you write about.
People will read what you write and if it’s any good, they’ll tell you what you’re writing about.
Knowing what you’re actually writing about makes about as much sense as blue eyes knowing that they’re blue.
You can’t see yourself.
Don’t try.
Don’t call yourself “the boy with stars in his eyes” or “the girl who loves wondering about things.”
Make your name blank.
Let your work give you a name.
It’ll fit.

  1. I needed this. Thank you.

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