We were joined by Laura Kroetsch, Director, Adelaide Writers’ Week today as she regaled us with her hot tips of – as writers – who we should pay particular attention to during this year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week.
We were also fortunate enough to have Laura impart some solid wisdom about being a writer/author from her many years in the industry and as she self professes ‘gets paid to read books all day’.
Read as ferociously, broadly and critically as you can.
- Don’t let your second book be your first book that you didn’t get published. Sometimes, there’s a reason that it didn’t get published.
- Short stories are really underrated. In my opinion, they are the hardest to write but most rewarding to read.
- We have to remember that publishing isn’t dead.
- Read as ferociously, broadly and critically as you can.
- Read until you can’t read a bad sentence.
- A great writer will tell you that they write sentences – that’s how they become great.
- You can write your way there.
- It’s fine to be idle.
- Don’t be afraid to chuck it, especially if it’s no good.
- Give yourself space and time to write.
- Read poetry – there are no spare words in poetry.
For her hot picks, check out Laura’s Adelaide Writers’ Week blog.