30 January, 2023

The Best/Worst Writing Advice We’ve Ever Received

The. Worst. Writing. Advice. Ever.

“Write what you know.” (Part II)

To someone limited in both experience and exposure, this advice can be the kiss of death. Failure before Inception. For inherent procrastinators or insecure writers, this is another excuse to not sit down and just put something on paper. You end up planning on getting some “living” under your belt, meeting some interesting people, traveling to some far flung locale. In short, you’re putting off writing, thinking you’ve got to be some exotic Hemingway-like character to set down anything of merit. The truth is, write what wakes you up at four o’ clock in the morning. That’s what moves you.

-Jennifer Orozco


  • TS Tate

    Tee received a Master of Arts in English in 2008 from Southeastern Louisiana University. She has studied under Edgar nominee Tim Gautreaux, Booksense Pick novelist Bev Marshall and Clarion West graduate and World Fantasy nominee, Cat Rambo. She has more than ten years of documentation and editing experience and is currently the Editor-in-Chief at LitStack.com.   She has spent the past nine years in the corporate environment as a Technical Editor and has previously edited for Christine Rose, Phoebe North, Heather McCorkle, Laura Pauling, Anne Riley, Christine Fonseca and UF writer Carolyn Crane. With Heather McCorkle, Tee co-founded the #WritersRoad chat on Twitter.  In addition, she is working on several creative projects, including her second novel and various short stories. Her flash fiction, "Street Noises," was included in the Pill Hill Press anthology "Daily Frights 2012: 366 Days of Dark Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition)" and her short "Til Hunt Be Done," was included in the Winter Wonders anthology from Compass Press.  A diehard New Orleans Saints fan, Tee lives with her family in Southeast Louisiana.