Just a helpful warning: the quickest way to poison your creativity and hush your voice is to wander into the miry clay of comparison.

I’m blogging at Redbud Writers Guild today. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find there:

This happens every time I read other writers’ blogs, especially if they have compelling stories or just write really well. I think—if I had a different life, if I were living a different story, I’d be a better writer. Or at least, more people would want to read what I have to say.

For example: Ann Voskamp, author of 1000 Gifts, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for months. She writes beautifully, and seems really, really, nice. I read her stunning prose, sharp and piercing, devoid of adverbs, laced with word orders curious. …. Follow this link to Read the whole post  and be sure to leave a comment.