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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Writer's Tips #13

Aloha, islanders and those who live elsewhere!

Haven't heard from Rich or anyone about the cover or the story, so here's Writer's Tip, number thirteen (cross your fingers for good luck). Got the idea from Kate Kayak, who's the Head Editor at SHP.
If you're a writer under contract, don't share personal book info, write cruel reviews of other people's books, and don't respond to negative critiques about your own books.

Hopefully this type of comment doesn't fall under this, but she has a point. For all inspiring writers, don't post the following because it can damage whatever publisher you're working under and possibly break contracts doing so, not to mention it's just common sense not to post personal stuff online. It can also hurt your publisher, your book sales, and you if you're rude about other people's work, so be nice about sharing your opinions. And finally, don't respond to negative book reviews for the reason above. As I've probably said before, you can't please everyone with your writing and there's going to always be critics. The best thing you can do is ignore and keep writing to make something that they will like.

Weekly (Dis)Likes:

Like 1: Finished my Art History term paper, my poetry collaboration, and my poetry portfolio. That's one final and two big project down.

Like 2: Care package from Mom, filled with yummy non sweet snacks. Thank you!

Like 3: New season of NBC's Grimm. Love that show, and it'll be nice to actually watch it again instead on reading episode summaries (could not watch Season Two over in Scotland, and I have no time to watch them online right now because of school).  

Like 4: Spring Break is coming up, and I'm going skiing! I've been doing it since I was six, and I love it, being one of the few sports I'm actually good at.

Dislike 1: Art History II test final. Blaggggh. :P

Dislike 2: Studying for Art History II test final. Blaggggh again. :P

And quote!

SI Vis Pacem, Para Bellum. (If you want peace, prepare for war.) -Latin Proverb


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