Writing advice is a great blessing…if only it wasn’t so contradictory. The more I read advice from the Greats, the more confused I become. Check out this assembly of quotes: 242 more words
I've gotten a lot of good out of writing advice over the years, I think. But I do agree that it can be contradictory and confusing at times. The trick for me is to take the advice that works for whatever you're doing, that solves a specific problem, or shows you a way to address a weakness in your writing. Don't follow advice just because it's offered by someone who's more successful. Be as skeptical of writing advice as you would be of any other - evaluate it, decide whether it's helpful to you or not, and act accordingly. (Nice headline, by the way).