Why Advice From Writing ‘Experts’ Isn’t Always Trustworthy

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on why advice from writing experts isn’t always trustworthy.

Meg Dowell Writes

At my job, we write a lot about things other people did to achieve things — like how so-and-so changed their diet to lose weight or how famous person x mastered work-life balance.

People love reading about how other people made success happen. Because they want success to happen for them, too, but can’t figure out how to do it.

So they trust the experts — or maybe the celebrities they recognize and feel they can trust.

I understand why advice from “experts” is so attractive. I love hearing high-profile writers talk about their processes, their routines, how they structure and balance out their lives.

But not every piece of advice they give is sacred. When they speak, their words don’t automatically become law.

Are there writers that wake up before 5 a.m. every day and meet their daily personal quotas before they head off to their full-time jobs? Absolutely.

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