Let me take you on a little journey into a sad, lonely past, where a younger me chased his story ideas in a fashion so poor it can only be accurately understood when compared with the work of Wile E. 815 more words
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According to Barbara Baig, author of How to Be a Writer, writing depends on one thing: observation. As Marcel Proust once said, “The voyage of discovery is not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Most of us go about our lives in a sort of stupor, only half aware of the physical reality around us. 969 more words
Re-reading Roy Peter Clark’s brilliantly practical Writing Tools and stumbled upon a writing strategy I adore:
Writing Tool #23: “Place gold coins along the path: Reward the reader with high points, especially in the middle.” … 387 more words
Most of the writers I know do their writing on-screen. Naturally, that means they also do their editing on-screen.
Editing on-screen is, admittedly, not as much fun as editing on paper, when we got to use colored pencils and make arcane hieroglyphic marks that the uninitiated couldn’t translate. 694 more words