I’ve invited a group of top-notch writers to share their writing tips with you this summer. Look for a new bit of learned experience each Tuesday.
Split yourself into 2 people in your head. I call them Writer Padma and Editor Padma. When I am writing my draft and Editor Padma says ‘That sentence stinks’ I tell her to get out. When I am editing my draft and Writer Padma begs me not to cut a word or sentence or paragraph or character I tell her to zip her mouth. Giving each of them their space is vital. Keep your internal editor away when you are writing and vice versa.
Have you read Padma’s novels or attended one of her writing workshops? Learn more at Padma Venkatraman’s website.
2 thoughts on “Writing Tip: Padma Venkatraman”
Great advice! I’ll think about that next time I work on my book!
Love this advice but it’s so haaaard! Maybe bribing them with cookies might help!