1. Picture your
Obvs, this just makes things weird. Why
3. Start with a
Hooks are important, sure, but starting with a
4. Show don't tell or tell don't show
It's just very tiring if you only ever hint at things, and never drop a knowledge bomb, or vice versa.
Even when it seems like you've found somebody who is, in fact, fantastic at getting a poached egg just how you like it in the morning you have to realise that there was a time when they weren't good at cooking eggs. There was a time when none of us were. Practice, editing, and revising, is how we improve ourselves -- not just on a literary scale but in life too. We learn, we edit down ourselves or a joke or our favourite cake recipe and then we release a slightly newer version of our opinions or our world views or our favourite foods and we move forward. It's okay to edit. It's human to revise. And it's fun to find little gems in drafts that are rough around the edges.
What other pieces of advice have you been given or heard that don't seem up to scratch? I am so sorry food featured heavily in this post let's all go have a quick snack before we discuss this in detail.