Kristan Hoffman - Writing Dreams Into Reality
Mon Apr 22 2013

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In her post “Brave New World,” Shari offers a whole host of excellent advice to her teenage cousin who is interested in writing. Then Shari asks what advice we (her readers) might offer. This is what I came up with.

handwritten what matters

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  1. Anthony Lee Collins says:
    Tue Apr 23 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Very true. And especially true these days when nobody’s 100% sure how success even works anymore.

    I always tell people to start with being a storyteller. That’s been an honorable calling for centuries now. Then, within being a storyteller, worry about publishing and marketing and building your brand.

  2. Shari says:
    Tue Apr 23 2013 at 7:32 AM

    It’s worth repeating: I LOVE your advice! :)

    (Also, thanks for the kind words!)

  3. rose says:
    Tue Apr 23 2013 at 9:40 AM

    <3

  4. Juliann says:
    Tue Apr 23 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Nicely put. I thik it’s too easy to put emphasis on publication, when what really matters is the writing itself.

  5. Mieke Zamora-Mackay says:
    Tue Apr 23 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Lovely advice, Kristan. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  6. Meghan Ward says:
    Tue Apr 23 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Love this!

  7. Kristan says:
    Wed Apr 24 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Thanks, everyone!

    Anthony-
    “nobody’s 100% sure how success even works anymore.” – Lol was anyone ever 100% sure? ;P

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