I think that if there is any value in hearing writers talk, it will be in hearing what they can witness to and not what they can theorize about.
W e are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
Note to readers: I originally published the article back in 2008 and have updated it a few times, most recently on June 13, 2012.
Digging into NaNoWriMo ?
by Mark Nichol Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to conceive written communication.
A lthough I consider myself an avid reader, I must admit I have a short attention span when it comes to getting into books. If you fail to grab my attention in the first few lines, I start spacing out.
English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers More Exercises:
Donald Miller I used to play golf but I wasn’t very good. I rented a DVD, though, that taught me a better way to swing, and after watching it a few times and spending an hour or so practicing, I knocked ten strokes off my game. I can’t believe how much time I wasted when a simple DVD saved me years of frustration. I’d say something similar is true in my writing career. If you read these books, your writing will improve to the point people who read your work will begin to comment on how well you write.
English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers