The Writing Life

Interview Questions 3: Answered by Cynthia Sally Haggard

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Can you name three writing tips to pass on to aspiring authors?

Meditation provides powerful benefits & can change your life…

Develop a meditation practice to help you deal with the inevitable criticism you will encounter. I find that meditation helps me to keep grounded and calm even when my feelings have been hurt by someone’s unkind words.

Approach writing as a craft. Work at it every day. Go to conferences and take classes.

Keep an open mind. It may be that getting an agent and publishing with one of the big publishing houses is not the best way to get your work read. 

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