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The Three Ages of Becoming a Writer


Are you a writer?

If not, do you think you might want to be?

If yes (to either question), today’s re-blog should be of intense interest :-)

Nail Your Novel

Was writing so easy when you started? If you’re bogged down by all the techniques you don’t know and it’s squashing the life out of your writing, this post is for you

I used to take singing lessons. I’d always loved belting out a tune, and being rather a perfectionist I wanted to do it well. I sailed through the basics and was sent to an advanced teacher. Then the trouble started. She had been a child prodigy and had been coached, much like a Russian gymnast, to do nothing but her art. So she was entirely intolerant of imperfection.

I’d open my mouth and she’d say ‘your tongue’s in the wrong place’. And I hadn’t even made a sound. Tongues, by the way, are not just the flappy thing you can see. They go all the way down your throat and have to be kept flat. Pretty soon I…

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2 responses to “The Three Ages of Becoming a Writer

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris November 28, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for the reblog, Alexander!

    Like

    • Alexander M Zoltai November 28, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Aw, Roz—you’re one of my favorite people to re-blog :-)

      Like

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