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Local writers (published and unpublished) share some of their favorite writing advice.

You don't need to be famous to have helpful or brilliant ideas. 

Please email your gem of wisdom to Molly at mtmwriter@gmail.com 

(one sentence only, please, as brevity be the soul of wit and equality).  

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In order of rendering First Aid to Writers . . .

Mary Darling :   Never give up.  Member: SSA.

Mary Ellen BarnesGet your ideas in writing, then revise, revise, revise, ad infinitum.   Member: SSA.

Eleanor Nelson : Revise and then revise some more, but don't overwork your writing causing it to become stiff and lifeless without the energy and spontaneity of your original words.  Member: AMW, SSA.

Gerald Martin : Write to your ending—know that first.  Member: AMW.

Shirley Sikes :  Never give up.  Editors think differently.  Member: SSA.

Bonnie Willemssen : Writing is like pennies—each word isn't worth much, but put them all together in a sentence and they could become a million dollars.   Member: AMW, SIC, SSA.

Karen Call :  If you want to be a writer, then write for at least five minutes every day, and if you haven't found a guide or support, I recommend "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron.   Member: AMW, SinC, TPS.

Marilyn Day :  Writer's Block:  When your imaginary friends refuse to talk to you.  (Quoted from facebook)  Member: AMW

Molly McKinney : Seek feedback wherever you can get it, and learn from it.   Member:  AMW, SSA

Steve Adelson :  Good material is never written - it it rewritten again, and again and again.  Member: SSA