The Only Writer You Can Be is YOU

The wonderful YA writer Natalie Whipple has a great post today on how to write a first draft.

Here’s a quote that’s a great antidote to all the marketing trends stuff that has been getting me down.

“The only writer you can be is you. The only story you can write is your own. The only way you're going to stand out in the market is by channeling your own unique voice. So just accept that and enjoy it.”

(Yeah, I tried that apocalyptic steampunk zombie thing, but only got 500 words. With the literary value of ‘a duck walked into a bar…”)