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Best Writing Advice in Six Words

by TeamSixWords on October 21, 2015   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

SixContest #64: Best Writing Advice in Six Words (#NaNoSix)

November is National Novel Writing Month. For SixContest #64, we're teaming up with NaNoWriMo.org to celebrate this worldwide endeavor. Before you embark on your NaNoWriMo goal of writing a 50,000-word novel, start here by sharing your best writing advice — in just Six Words. From fledgling writers to bestselling authors like Elizabeth Gilbert who advises, "Chances are, your editor is right," everyone needs help to keep those creative juices flowing. How do you keep writer's block at bay? Which writing rituals do you embrace? Help your fellow scribes find inspiration — share your best writing advice in Six Words with #NaNoSix.

Your Six Words can include a backstory (we love reading them), but please post only one entry per comment.

Remember to tag us and include #NaNoSix when posting your Six Words to Twitter and Instagram!


This SixContest runs through Friday, 11/6 until 3:00PM ET. Submit your entries in the comments below or on our social media pages: twitter.com/sixwords (remember to tag @sixwords) | facebook.com/sixwordmemoirs | instagram.com/sixwordselfie | sixwordmemoirs.tumblr.com


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