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by Maria Popova
Photo credit: Henry Bush (Creative Commons) Before you write your first book , you should publish at least a dozen magazine articles.
I’m not sure how to open this post. I thought about playing the simile card and saying something about how becoming a better writer is a lot like becoming a better other thing – a better architect, a better juggler, a better OPI color namer, a better human. That would have been entirely true.
Yesterday, I wrote about how creative blocks are not necessarily a bad thing.
Elmore Leonard : Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather. If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a character's reaction to the weather, you don't want to go on too long.
When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview , Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult.
Here are four simple ways to drive yourself crazy (or to drive other writers & readers crazy!): 1.