You’ve got to be a lot of things when you’re a writer. Not only do you need to craft characters and worlds from nothing, bring together a cohesive story, and take hundreds of random words and arrange them into sentences that make sense, you also need to check those sentences for mistakes. But when you’ve […] … Continue reading How To Be An Expert Typo Hunter — K.M. Allan
"You have to read widely, constantly refining (and redefining) your own work as you do so."--Stephen King, On Writing
I legitimately don't even know where to begin with this one. More of a translation issue, I suppose...but I couldn't help myself.
on Blood Red Pencil: Read the article HERE via Seven Proven Strategies for Editing and Proofreading Your Own Writing – by Michael LaRocca… — Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog
"How would your main characters describe their current circumstances to a close friend, before and then after a few drinks? See if you can take dictation from them as they tell you who they think they are and what life has been like lately."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
So many yummy things belong to the panini.
"So we read to experience the mediocre and the outright rotten; such experience helps us to recognize those things when they begin to creep into our own work, and to steer clear of them."--Stephen King, On Writing
on Just Publishing Advice: Every writer confronts the dreaded blank page. It is white, stark and for many writers and authors, downright intimidating. Whether it is a fresh sheet of paper or a blank word processor template with its infuriating little flashing cursor, it is the same. You have nothing in front of your eyes […] … Continue reading The Blank Page Holds No Fear For A Brave Writer – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog
"Being swept away by a combination of great story and great writing--of being flattened, in fact--is part of every writer's necessary formation. You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you."--Stephen King, On Writing
Sadly I present to you the last of John Brueckner's teaser prompts from the back of his quintessential book, 892 Opening Lines (Cider Mill Press, 2018). I hope you've been taking advantage of these little gems...if so, run out and buy the book so that the fun doesn't stop! If not...what are you waiting for??? Prompt … Continue reading A book full of writing prompts: the last taste of John Brueckner’s latest book, “892 Opening Lines”–writealready2017.com