Five Mistakes Every Writer Should Avoid

 Peruse the writerly blogosphere or the #amwriting hashtag on Twitter any day of the week and you’ll find more writing advice than you can shake a stick at! Some of it good, some of it bad, and some of it contradictory. (Write what you know! Don’t be afraid to take risks!)

A huge number of books make their way through one part of GFP or another: from cookbooks to memoirs to novels of every stripe. Though the authors and their books may be diverse, these five mistakes—broken down in the above video by our very own Christina and Meg—are extremely common. Happy learning!

*A big thank-you to Book Country, who shot this video for us during last year’s San Francisco Writers Conference. For more great videos, check out their YouTube channel here.