Scouring Pinterest tonight (which has been tailored particularly to me by over a year of browsing) I came across a score of writing pins. Here are some of the titles;
10 mistakes you don’t want to make when writing your first book
7 plot cliches to avoid
12 rules of grammar in writing
The 9 things I wish I knew before writing
Find time to write every single day
Only write when inspiration hits
Make your story original
Stick to well-known genres
Don’t do that
Ugh. To be honest I’m damn well sick of it. The incongruent, inconsistent advice that makes me doubt and second-guess myself and my work.
I believe it’s time to stop reading writing advice and go my own way… before I doubt myself right out of writing.
What say you all? Is there such a thing as too much advice? And how do you reconcile the advice that contradicts other advice?