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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. Then he should be cut down without mercy and forced by his own self to write as well as he can for the rest of his life. At least he will have the story of the hanging to commence with.” Today, writing well is more important than ever. Far from being the province of a select few as it was in Hemingway’s day, writing is a daily occupation for all of us — in email, on blogs, and through social media. 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer
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How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers How to finish what you start Do you have a bunch of first chapters tucked away in a drawer – for seven different novels? Is there a folder full of abandoned short stories on your computer? Have you left a trail of abandoned blogs around the internet?
25 Things Every Writer Should Know 25 Things Every Writer Should Know An alternate title for this post might be, “Things I Think About Writing,” which is to say, these are random snidbits (snippets + tidbits) of beliefs I hold about what it takes to be a writer. I hesitate to say that any of this is exactly Zen (oh how often we as a culture misuse the term “Zen” — like, “Whoa, that tapestry is so cool, it’s really Zen“), but it certainly favors a sharper, shorter style than the blathering wordsplosions I tend to rely on in my day-to-day writing posts. Anyway. Peruse these. Absorb them into your body. Let your colonic flora digest them and feed them through your bloodstream to the little goblin-man that pilots you.
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31 Brilliant examples of Engrish fails... from mikepattonfan 31 Brilliant examples of Engrish fails... from mikepattonfan In tribute to Japan and the recent trials they are still experiencing- You know, that whole Godzilla destroying their country thing - Here is a visual tribute to the ineptitude of the translation skills of the land of the rising sun and other Asian countries! And by the way, wasn't it nuclear power that inadvertently spawned Godzilla in the first place? Did we not learn anything from the great Gamera disaster of '69 and the Mothra invasion of '83? Nuclear power just ISN'T worth the ramifications of giant monsters.
Eight Secrets Which Writers Won’t Tell You Image from Flickr by Lazurite This is not particularly relevant to the post, but I’m getting an awful lot of comments telling me, often a little snarkily, “it’s ‘THAT’ not ‘WHICH’”. The “don’t use which for restrictive clauses” rule comes (as far as I can tell) from Strunk and White. Plenty of authors, including Austen, have used “which” exactly as I use it in the title. Eight Secrets Which Writers Won’t Tell You
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48 Days Worksheets 48 Days Worksheets We’re so glad you’re taking the steps toward finding the work you love. Below, you will find some useful resources for doing this process. Product Questions?