I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it. — Toni Morrison
1. Write every damn day. Yes, even weekends. Yes, even when you’re busy with other crap. Each day I write a blog post, an article for Sea Change, part of my new book, or perhaps part of a novel. If I don’t have enough to write every day, I start a new writing project. I […]
If you want to write better, start by trying to write a very short story in six words. Here, for example, are some short stories featured on SixWordStories.net. This website was inspired by the original short short story by Ernest Hemingway: For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Always avoid alliteration. Be more or less specific. Be consistent. Don’t be redundant. Don’t be superfluous. Don’t repeat. Exaggeration is a zillion times worse than understatement. Head off cliches like the plague. Never ever generalize. Prepositions are not to be used to end a sentence with.
Iain Banks on Writing As a writer, you get to play, you get to alter time, you get to come up with smart lines and clever comebacks you wish you’d thought of. — Iain Banks
SDJ Books Featuring writing tips and service. Also, links to the blog of Steven D. Jackson and his latest novel, “Once Upon a Time”.
I’ve heard this a million times from writers. I hate red pen and editing. I just want someone to do it for me! I’ve stared at this manuscript for too long. Fear not! With the burst of Internet resources, there are tons of websites and people out there that can help you edit correctly. You […]
Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little. — Holley Gerth