Los Angeles-based journalist, author, playwright and editor Jennifer Chen has experienced the writing world on multiple levels and, as a result, has some words of wisdom for beginning writers. Chen has written for some of the most recognizable magazines: O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, Natural Health, and The Writer. She holds a BFA and MFA in playwriting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is an alumnae of Hedgebrook, one of the few women-only writers residency. On her website, jchenwriter.com, Chen has dedicated a page, Writing Advice, to offers advice on topics such as:
- Balancing Work & Writing,
- How Not to Be Jealous of Other Writers,
- A Writer’s Guide to Rejection,
- Allowing Yourself to Suck at Writing,
- 5 Tips for Dealing with Fear as a Creative Person.
The list goes on. Still, Chen goes one step further on her Writing Advice page and offers specific tips on:
- Artist Residencies
- Getting a BFA/MFA in Writing
- Freelance Writing
- Magazine Writing
- Young Adult & Middle-Grade Writing
Of course, reading the advice of one writer might not be enough for some. Don’t worry. Chen has got this equally covered through guest blogging, book reviews by and interviews with writers, from television writers to book editors to authors.
In other words, Chen’s Writing Advice is an impressive page that includes many of the topics that writers of all levels would find interesting.
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