Let’s nip this in the bud.
While I won’t be talking much about tabletop gaming anymore, I certainly won’t be turning The Word of Stelios into an advice for writers kind of website. There’s enough of those out there already, many of which are written by those who haven’t made a living with their writing so they decide to dispense advice. Tips. Tricks. Shortcuts.
Some of these people have thousands of followers on various forms of social media, but they haven’t published a single book. Or maybe their books suck. Or maybe they’re trying to make a living off other writers by selling advice. There’s plenty of that going around. Too much, really.
A few have even launched their writing careers by first giving advice to writers. I know. Weird, huh?
I’m not opposed to advice, so long as it comes from a place of authority. There’s always more to learn with the craft itself as marketing your work, and its best to glean this information from those who’ve gone before you, the experts.
In the end, however, all the advice in the world doesn’t mean anything if you’re butt’s not in a chair and you’re not practicing your craft.