What is the writing tip that has helped you the most?
This is literally my desktop picture (one of them anyway, I cycle them). It’s the quote that I keep going back to every time. I think we can all get a little caught up with thinking about what other people are going to think about our writing and that worry makes us pull back a bit, at least that’s how I feel sometimes. The quote really makes me realize that I have to just write what needs to be written and keep trying to push to dig deeper. Also, I think it kind of extends to other things as well. To achieve something you want, something great, you will have to do things that scare the crap out of you.
Our moment is too brief. Our bodies are too precious. And you are here now, and you must live — and there is so much out there to live for, not just in someone else’s country, but in your own home … The warmth of our particular world is beautiful, no matter how brief and breakable.