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For What It’s Worth: Writing Tip from Kurt Vonnegut, No. 3

In Loose Change on June 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

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3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.


 

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Say… Writing Tip from John Steinbeck, No. 2

In Loose Change on June 26, 2014 at 9:38 pm

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2. Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.


 

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For What It’s Worth: Writing Tip from Kurt Vonnegut, No. 2

In Loose Change on June 24, 2014 at 7:07 pm

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2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.


 

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Say… Writing Tip from John Steinbeck, No. 1

In Loose Change on June 19, 2014 at 7:46 am

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1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.


 

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For What It’s Worth: Writing Tip from Kurt Vonnegut, No. 1

In Loose Change on June 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.


 

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Novel Writing Tip # 237: What to Write About.

In Loose Change on June 17, 2014 at 7:30 am

“Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find.”
—Carol Shields

 

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Fiction Writing Tip # 64: Healthy Workhabits

In Loose Change on June 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

“Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal.
Drugs, alcohol or lies.”
—Jean Cocteau

 

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Fiction Writing Rules No.s 1, 2, & 3: The Novel

In Loose Change on June 7, 2014 at 4:40 pm

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
― W. Somerset Maugham

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Fiction Writing: Dear Contributor…

In Uncauterized on June 6, 2014 at 5:39 pm

“I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, ‘To hell with you.’”
—Saul Bellow

 

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