Have you tried to quit writing? Novelist and poet of the American lowlife, Charles Bukowski, thinks you should. But what the hell does he know? Bukowski’s poem “So You Want to Be a Writer?
(Five Mistakes New Writers Make // Paperback Kingdom) When it comes to writing, there aren’t many hard rules. It’s a creative endeavour, and there are many ways to accomplish a single goal. But the missteps below aren’t myths—they’re very real—and they’re especially prevalent in manuscripts by budding wordsmiths. Knowledge is power, so let’s break down five major mistakes newbie writers make.