While checking my author Twitter page (@ro_deidre) one day, I see a tweet from fellow writer (@MagicalOverload) declaring it was her niece’s eighth birthday. “If you could give your 8 year old self any advice…what would you say?” My reply was the following: “Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. You’ll learn more from …

There’s so much advice available to aspiring authors out there that it can make your head spin. From such smaller choices as point of view and genre to the larger ones, like traditional versus self-publishing. It’s also helpful for all aspiring authors to note what’s going on in the marketplace. What book is similar …