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Jonathan Alpeyrie is a photojournalist who talks to us not about his pictures, but about his finances: surprising, full of lessons and informations.
I always find it exciting when I discover a book that in some way echoes whatever I happen to be writing at the time. It might share a similarity of style, story, or structure, or any combination of the three. Whatever the similarity, I find it helpful to delve into the writing to see what lessons I can glean. After reading several duds recently, I finally came across such a book– The China Garden by Kristina Olsson . While the story isn’t similar to my current work, the prose captured me from the very first page. All I could think was,”That is exactly what I imagine for my finished manuscript.”
Try this on as a new rule for newspapers: Cover what you do best. Link to the rest.
Writing is easy, it’s quality that’s hard. Any idiot who knows 5 words can write a sentence (e.g. “Dufus big much Scott is”).
Whether you want to make writing your career or just want to know how to improve your writing so that you can pass your college courses , there is plenty of reading material out there to help you get inspired and hone your skills. Here’s a collection of titles that will instruct you on just about every aspect of writing, from the basics of grammar to marketing your completed novel, with some incredibly helpful tips from well-known writers themselves as well. Writing Basics These books address things like structure, plot, descriptions and other basic elements of any story. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers: You can improve the quality of your writing by adding a mythical quality to them with advice and insight from this book.
Between writing, reading, marketing, networking and (sometimes) sleeping, who has time to scour the Internet for good, solid writing information? So we asked the writing community at large to recommend the most valuable websites for the writing life — and the e-mails flooded our inbox in record numbers. The result — WD’s 12th annual 101 Best Websites for Writers — is our most definitive list yet of the top online destinations for the resources, information and inspiration you need. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
This list is far from complete. It’s not even trying to be complete. It knows better than that. It just wants to be helpful and provide some inspiration here and there; you know, offer little suggestions that might lead to bigger ideas. (Especially by using the words offered as Wikipedia searches!) Feel free to make suggestions in the comments!
Posted by ESC on September 27, 2003 In Reply to: He who lives in a glass house shouldn't throw stones: meaning? posted by aberration on September 26, 2003 : I wonder what this phrase means. can anybody enlighten me please? Don't gossip about people if you have secrets of your own.