FRIDAY FUNNIES: Bits O’ Sage Advice

It’s time to reach out and share, folks. Let’s see how many bits of sage advice we can brainstorm. Even if you’re new to this business, I’m sure you’ve already learned a thing or two, and goodness knows the plethora of knowledge our more experienced writers possess.

I’ll start the list with a few bits o’ wisdom, beginning with my number one rule. Please add more to the list by posting a comment. And don’t be greedy, folks. You know that the more you give, the more you receive.

1. Never rely on spell-chick (its bin known two make sum misteaks).
2. Never follow an editor into a restroom stall.
3. Never write your initials + editor’s initials on the outside of your envelope, such as, TP + LF = ♥
4. Never expect to seal a deal with your witty repartee. Speaking face to face with an editor or agent has been known to cause writers to spontaneously grow a second tongue and subsequently choke on it.
5. Never begin your query letter with:
Dear Editor,
If you love Dr. Seuss, you’re going to love this even more!

Okay, folks. Come on, now. What bits o’ advice would you like to share?

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