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Just as every tree is different but still recognizably a tree, every story is different but contains elements that make it a story.
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Image by photosteve101 In last week’s post, 7 Habits of Serious Writers , I mentioned the importance of actually writing , plus the need to redraft. I thought it’d be worth putting those stages into context – because they’re not all you need for an effective piece.
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.
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From jumping into the shower to using voice recognition software, these famous authors (some Booker Prize awardees) have their own idiosyncrasies. But all of them seem to agree on one hurdle: the dread of writer’s block.
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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.
I read more than 30 books in 2010. Last year was the first time I made a concerted effort to record the titles and authors of the books I read. In hindsight, I’m so glad I did.
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.