I am sure like me, there have been times when you have wondered what difference might have been made to your life, if your younger self had been gifted with the experience and knowledge you have accumulated over the years.
I invited several friends from the writing community to share their thoughts on this subject which I am sure you will enjoy as much as I did.
The first author to rise to the challenge is John W. Howell.. and author whose books I have enjoyed very much.
I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now… John W. Howell
When Sally first proposed the feature titled, I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now, there was a rush of things that immediately came to mind. Some connected to the writing life, and some to life in general. Sally being a gracious host, assured either would be acceptable. But, of course, listing things learned in life can always be risky. I remember a life lesson learned early. It came under the heading of ‘Talking back to parents.’ I don’t know the specific method of teaching the task at the time, but I would certainly have held my tongue knowing what I know now.