I thoroughly enjoyed reading this blog and have to share it.
I laughed out loud and felt wonderful that I am not the only writer with a routine that changes with the wind.
Creative writing needs to be fun and as helpful as a routine is, sometimes it imprisons us in a world of critical thinking.
I think the message here is have fun writing and do as much as you can. Have a plan but be flexible.
Nifty tips. Everyone wants them. Ten Tips for Honing Voice. Seven Steps to Quirky Characters. Three Ways to Ensure your Lipstick Never Moves while Public Speaking. (Actually, I should write that last one. I’ve got it covered).
Tips about creative writing abound and for those of us in the trade they’re fairly easy to knock up.
I recently wrote a ‘listacle’ that continues to get loads of traffic. That listacle was Nine Tips for Becoming a Real Writer. It was a little tongue-in-cheek. But reading back over it still makes me feel vaguely guilty.
You see, I can give good, solid, responsible advice that’s easy to grasp. Or…I can tell the messy truth.
So here goes.
People always want to know what authors do. Like, what we do every day. They want to hear, ‘This is what I do, how I do it, when I do it. This is…
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