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. Feel free to disagree with any of these; these are not immutable laws. Buckle up. 1. The Internet is 55% porn, and 45% writers. 2. A lot of writers try to skip over the basics and leap fully-formed out of their own head-wombs. 3. 4. I have been writing professionally for a lucky-despite-the-number 13 years. 5. Luck matters. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
The Writer Underground Character Design | Artist Interviews Tales from the Ragged Edge | The official home of spec fiction author Nathan Crowder. Member of the Horror Writers Association. Views from Sunfall - The Blog of Peter Giglio (More) tips for writing well (Austin Govella at Thinking and Making) Published Wed, Jul 8, 2009 by Austin Govella. Updated Wed, Jul 8, 2009. As an editor, I’ve noticed several recurring bad habits you heathens would do well to disabuse yourselves of immediately. Almost without exception, these bad habits instantiate themselves as a series of stock phrases and constructions that reflect a lack of focus, a lack of fully developed argument, or the kind of intellectual laziness that sets in as you slog through your first draft. These things happen, That’s ok. 16 things to check when you edit Be vicious when you edit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. After you edit… The finished piece should be so tight, terse, concise, and clear that it’s boring. Boring. Then sand off the rough edges. Write like you talk. The first 16 recommendations remove fluff and force you to think and communicate.
The Daring Novelist Free Comics Books Torrents Download, Comics Torrent Free Downloads Mira Grant: Mira Grant Mira Grant was born and raised in Northern California, where she has made a lifelong study of horror movies, horrible viruses, and the inevitable threat of the living dead. In college, she was voted Most Likely to Summon Something Horrible in the Cornfield, and was a founding member of the Horror Movie Sleep-Away Survival Camp, where her record for time survived in the "Swamp Cannibals" scenario remains unchallenged. Currently, Mira lives in a crumbling farmhouse with an assortment of cats, horror movies, comics, and books about horrible diseases. When not writing, she splits her time between travel, auditing college virology courses, and watching more horror movies than is strictly good for you. Favorite vacation spots include Seattle, London, and a large haunted corn maze just outside of Huntsville, Alabama. In her guise as mild-mannered urban fantasy author Seanan McGuire, Mira was the recipient of the 2010 John W.
Weird Tales We closed to fiction and poetry submissions February 26th of 2014 at 6PM Eastern time, and plan to open again in the Fall of 2014. We will announce new themes at that time. We pay three cents a word for unsolicited submissions published in Weird Tales Magazine. We pay a $10 flat fee for under 500 word pieces of flash fiction published on this website. Each issue of Weird Tales has a theme. We also publish work that has nothing to do with the themes, so feel free to send what you have. We are seeking art for all upcoming issues. Please know that each issue of Weird Tales — beginning with issue 360 — will have a theme. A limited amount of nonfiction will be considered for publication. Submissions should be double-spaced with indented paragraphs with no extra space inserted between paragraphs. Do not underline material to be highlighted. The most preferable format for submissions is .rtf, but Word .doc is also acceptable, as is WordPerfect’s .wpd.
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