My question is: What's the most interesting, or least likely, person/place/thing you've gotten writing advice from?
My most interesting piece of writing advice came from a Starbucks 'The Way I see It" cup, specifically this one:
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"When I began writing, the words that inspired me were these: 'A writer is someone who has written today.' If you want to be a writer, what's stopping you?"
J.A. Jance, crime novelistReading that little quote was kind of like an epiphany for me--it gave me the nudge (well, eventually) I needed to start writing not just snippets and scenes but A Book, and whenever I started to feel self-conscious while writing, it gave me permission to keep going.
I wonder what would've happened if I had gotten a cup about skydiving instead.
So what about you? Did a candy wrapper teach you how to use action verbs? Did your grandma rip your rough draft to shreds (in a good way)?