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A Writer’s Choice

  By Tammy Karasek   If you’ve been writing for a while now, it’s safe to say you’ve heard lots of advice. Some say listen to all advice—while others’ say don’t listen to advice, do the research and lessons for yourself. Talk about extremes.   Before we dive into this topic, let’s look at what tells us regarding advice:                 “An opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.”   This definition blew me away when I looked at each individual word in the actual text: opinion, recommendation or guide to action/conduct.   Then it hit me. I was going through the motions of writing without getting to The End of my novel. My social media was growing—but ever so slowly. My website seems to be forever in need of an up-do. And my newsletter is living in a ghost town at the moment.   Why?   This definition above is why. I was listening to everyone’s “opinion” of how, when, what, where and why I should write. See if you ha

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