Writing Encouragement From John Scalzi

John Scalzi

Photo courtesy of whatever.scalzi.com.

While at ConCarolinas last weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting science fiction author, John Scalzi. Mr. Scalzi was incredibly kind and spoke freely of his writing process and his experience with publication. It was particularly encouraging to me as a writer. When I spoke with him at the autograph table, I told him what I do as a writer, and he informed me that he actually did similar things before he broke into science fiction. “All writing is experience,” he told me and he’s right. I’m thankful for those words. I’m also thankful for the for the following words. The advice is simple, obvious, and yet one of the most difficult things to do as a writer.

“If you want to be known as a writer, you have to write!” – John Scalzi

So here I am.


What are you writing?

About The Nerdy Blogger

Ashley Thomas is The Nerdy Blogger. She holds a B. A. in English Literature from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee (c/o 2007) and completed her M. A. in Literature and Language, concentrating in Imaginative Literature at Signum University in Summer 2017. Ashley blogs, reads, writes (for fun and for hire), and spends time with her husband, Ryan, and their two cat-monsters, Luna and Oliver. She and Ryan reside in Charlotte, North Carolina with a large quantity of board games, comic books, and polyhedral dice. She would like to be Brienne of Tarth, Leslie Knope, and Hermione Granger when she grows up.
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