by Kirstin Butler Seeing the world in six-panel strips, or what Allen Ginsberg has to do with the wonders of zygotes. Who doesn’t love comic books?
The better you write, the higher you go in Ogilvy & Mather. People who think well, write well. Woolly minded people write woolly memos, woolly letters and woolly speeches.
Like fellow genre icon Stephen King, Ray Bradbury has reached far beyond his established audience by offering writing advice to anyone who puts pen to paper.
It used to be that getting a book to market was incredibly difficult.
Writing a Synopsis
reading is sexy Reading came first.
The joy of writing never changes, however many books you have published. It is not always a joy.
Rule No. 1: Show and Tell. Most people say, “Show, don’t tell,” but I stand by Show and Tell, because when writers put their work out into the world, they’re like kids bringing their broken unicorns and chewed-up teddy bears into class in the sad hope that someone else will love them as much as they do. “And what do you have for us today, Marcy?”
Getting started on any writing project is always the toughest.
Elmore Leonard : Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather. If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a character's reaction to the weather, you don't want to go on too long.
Yesterday, I wrote about how creative blocks are not necessarily a bad thing.
I’m not sure how to open this post. I thought about playing the simile card and saying something about how becoming a better writer is a lot like becoming a better other thing – a better architect, a better juggler, a better OPI color namer, a better human. That would have been entirely true.
Here are four simple ways to drive yourself crazy (or to drive other writers & readers crazy!): 1.
Photo credit: Henry Bush (Creative Commons) Before you write your first book , you should publish at least a dozen magazine articles.