Writing advice from Wofford College…

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This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help writers. Today I discuss a series of photos of writers’ hands commissioned by Wofford College.

Wofford College in South Carolina has done something remarkably clever. They’ve photographed a series of writers, editors and artists who have written their creative advice on their own hands. It’s magical. Take a look at the photographs, here.

The most succinct advice comes from Brooklyn writer Nora Jemisin. I like that she’s photographed her hand with a clenched fist.

I also appreciate American novelist Sharon Shinn‘s practical advice, “Fix it later. For now, just write.”

Finally, because I’m big on gratitude, I welcome the words of fantasy writer Jaym Gates: “Find something to make you grateful for the relative docility of DEADLINES.” She displays her hand surrounded by barbed wire.

Sometimes, a single photograph does tell a thousand words.

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