When it comes to writing, what does bad advice look like?
Surprisingly, it can look just like good advice. The trick is being able to tell the difference – and that also includes knowing when any given piece of advice is useful and when it is problematic. Below is an article on some classic advice and how it might not be useful, depending, we’d argue, on when you read it in your writing career.
For instance, it’s a common notion that a writer should only work on one piece at a time. Great way to finish a project, right?
However, just as many writers work on multiple projects to keep motivated and excited about their work. Novel one until you hit a wall, then a short story, then back to novel one, or novel two, and so on.
So which is it? Write one thing at a time, or switch between projects?
The answer really depends on the individual writer.