What Writing Advice Made You See Your Work in a New Way?: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers question: What writing advice made you see your work in a new way? Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.
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Our upcoming January/February issue is focused on new perspectives. So, we would love to know about a time when someone gave you advice or you stumbled across some advice that opened your eyes about your work as a writer.

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Our formal question: What writing advice made you see your work in a new way?

I think some of the best advice I received was, “You’re not ready to write this yet.” I heard this on several occasions from different people, years apart, but it wasn’t a discouragement—merely a suggestion to sit on the idea until my style was mature enough to handle those ideas. Have you had a friend or family member say something that gave you a lightbulb moment? A fellow writer or a teacher in a workshop? Or maybe you came across a quote you found via Goodreads or an author interview? Regardless of how you stumbled across it, those words were a lightning strike to your literary soul, and we’d love to hear them!

Share your answers with us in the comments below for a chance to be published in the January/February issue of Writer's Digest.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Provide an answer to the question "What writing advice made you see your work in a new way?” in the comments below.
  • Answers can be funny, weird, poignant, thought-provoking, entertaining, etc.
  • Remember to include your name as you would like it to appear in print.
  • Deadline for commenting this time around is October 29th, 2020.
  • Only comments shared below will be considered for publication, though feel free to share your answers on social media with the following hashtags: #WDReaders and #WritingAchievement.

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