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Best Writing Advice in 10 Words or Fewer

Several Writer's Digest contributors share their best advice in 10 words or fewer.
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What is your top piece of writing advice?

“Read. Write. Read and write. Read. Then write.” —I.J. Schecter, author

“Give yourself permission to do what you’ve always wanted.” —Chris Guillebeau, author

“Good writers who pitch beat out great writers who don’t.” —Linda Formichelli, author

“Write something so painfully personal you pray nobody reads it.” —Chad Gervich, author

“Be prepared to market the heck out of your work.” —Wendy Burt-Thomas, author

10 words or fewer: What keeps you writing?

“I write for my daughter, to demonstrate having a voice.” —Christina Katz, author

“Fear of becoming homeless versus fear of all other jobs.” —Jeff Yeager, author

“Curiosity about new people, places. Also, need to pay bills.” —Matt Villano, freelance writer

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