|Library, correspondence, letters, writing & activities (5 Records)
Library, correspondence, letters, writing & activities
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My top five writing tips from professional writers
Rule One: Write with passion, intent and with an audience in mind
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
― Madeleine L'Engle
Rule Two: Write with conviction, and precisely.
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
― Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
Rule Three: Take feedback correctly
“Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.”
― Neil Gaiman
Rule Four: Keep reading. Reading teaches you better writing
“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
― William Faulkner
Rule Five: START
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
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write a little bit every day. Pay attention to the world around you. Stories are hiding, waiting everywhere. You just have to open your eyes and your heart.
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