Posts Tagged ‘Writing Advice’

What Montessori preschool can teach writers

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It’s partway through your morning work time, and here are your symptoms: brain on ice (or scattered), lethargy (or restlessness), total aversion to the work on your desk. You’re frustrated with yourself; it’s not time·to be tired yet. You’re … Read more

 

The Road to Publishing: One Take on Working with a (Rock Star) Editor

Some of what my revision has looked like working with Andrew.

In articles and blog posts about breaking into the world of publishing, the lion’s share of attention goes to the writing craft, getting an agent, and securing a book … Read more

 

How to Use Your Zombie Hours

Drew Mackie: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kidicarus222/

This is about how colorful and lively I feel during my zombie hours.

Zombie hours. We all have them. You know, that stretch of time when you feel about as vibrant and intelligent and insightful as a stick figure of … Read more

 

How to Write a Winning Story

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Everybody wants to write a winning story, but how do you do it? Some answers here, although not really from me. I have written stories–quite a few, in fact–and they won me some small money while I was in college. … Read more

 

Submit, submit, submit: 19th time may be a charm

Jeremy Brooks: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremybrooks/2159452619

You have to stick with your work till it sells. That’s my answer to the question, “How long will it take me to get published?” And it’s pretty much the same whether we’re talking about placing a story, landing an Read more

 

Suffering & joy in the life cycle of a novel

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This is the gold I’m talking about.

According to popular myths about writers, suffering is integral to the creative process; if you are not in pain, you aren’t serious about your work.

For the most part, I find this notion … Read more

 

In praise of the writer’s notebook…

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I’m addicted to my writer’s notebooks. Have been since college. My writer’s notebook is where the ideas that matter (to my books and to my life) start percolating.

How I use the notebooks has changed over time. In fact, when I … Read more

 

Now Go Write: Write Blind

Felipe Morin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/metabolico/809618775

Who knows what your hands will see when you cover your eyes and write blind…

It’s a new year, and you are looking to start things off right. Set some goals, sure, but most of all, go write. Here’s … Read more

 

Reader’s Question: Will early work embarrass you later?

A while back, a blog reader asked this question in response to a writing inspiration post:

I hear authors talk all the time about how awfull they used to be, and how they’re glad that first book they wrote won’t Read more

 

Cupcakes for writers

I’ll admit it: my imagination sometimes gets me in trouble.

On my way to the gym this morning, I got to hear Nancy Pearl talk about Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein on NPR. I reviewed (and LOVED) this book, … Read more

 
 
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