Feb 1, 2021

'Harsh writing advice' memes take off on Twitter

When trying to write - a quick article or an essay or even that tricky first novel - it can be easy to become distracted. Twitter seems to be full of people who are, or should be, or want to be writing. "Harsh writing advice" began trending on Twitter in response to a now-deleted tweet, which survived as a screenshot, stating that writing friends are also competition. Now for some real writing advice.... Novelist JoJo Moyes offers some age-old advice such as "Make time to write when you can", while Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout urges would-be writers to "Find their voice". Comedian Ruby Wax has a more unusual tip: write down whatever comes into your head. "Just write anything that comes into your mind," she says.

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