by Kelly Klepfer
2) Be a grownup.
You can't successfully write alone. You become immune to your quirks and favorite phrasing and enamored with your characters. With immunity comes distorted vision. The goal of writing should be clear communication. And there are so many ways to be unclear. It requires teachability, humility and motivation to accept that someone suggests that your flowery writing is obscuring what you are trying to say. Or even worse, someone recommends you cut a character that really complicates things and muddies the waters. The character you wrote based on your sorority sisters. See the need for adult underwear?
3) Play well with others.
4) I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine.
5) Be kind.
6) Remember that lunch and recess are part of the day as well.
7) If at first you don't succeed try, try again.
Yay! The bell just rang. I'm outta here.
Kelly Klepfer had ambitions to graduate from the school of life quite awhile ago, but alas . . . she still attends and is tested regularly. Her co-authored cozy/quirky mystery, Out of the Frying Pan, is the culmination of several of the failed/passed tests.
Kelly, though she lives with her husband, two Beagles and two hedgehogs in Iowa, can be found at Novel Rocket, Novel Reviews, Scrambled Dregs, Modern Day Mishaps, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter with flashes of brilliance (usually quotes), randomocities, and learned life lessons. Zula and Fern Hopkins and their shenanigans can be found at Zu-fer where you always get more than you bargained for. Please join my author page.