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More Writers On Writing


Six days ago, I published a post called Writers On Writing.

It had four videos—various perspectives on the writing process

And, in a post from last year, The “Right” Way To Write ~ Writing Advice for The Brave . . ., I had these two quotes:

“For every ‘rule’ in the books, some book of creative writing has successfully ‘broken’ it.”

And,

“For every complex problem there is a simple solution, and it’s wrong.”

Then, there was the post, Writing Advice, Even from Well-Known Authors, Can Be “Dangerous” . . ., that had links to a number of authors “rules” for writing.

In this post, I think my best advice for writers is:

If you’re going to go looking for writing advise, first, write a bunch of stuff, revise it, write some more, revise that, then, maybe, seek out other writers’ advice

One other tip (besides reading a lot) is to avail yourself of the Top Tags widget in the left side-bar—four tags (which will pull up over 240 posts) that you may want to visit are “Writers Resources”, “Writing”, “Writing Advice”, and “Writing Tips”.

So, here are four videos of authors giving their advice:

Anne Rice

Ian McEwan

Neil Gaiman

Elmore Leonard

And, if you think there are too many men in that short list, go here


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Writing Resources & Advice ~ Tread Carefully…


There’s so much writing advice swirling around now that anyone trying to read it all would never write anything.

Plus, trying to do what everyone says would drive you bonkers :-)

So, I’d suggest you limit the time you spend on advice or resources, say two hours on the weekend , then use the rest of your free time to WRITE.

I’ve done a number of posts in these areas and one called, Yet More Writing Resources . . ., has a link to another post called, Writing Resources, Revisited…, that links to three more posts, “…some with writing tips and some with writing warnings…”.

I recently found a post by J. J. Hebert that has many recommendations for reading about writing, links to videos and articles by writers, plus a link to even more resources. Check out 20 Valuable Writing Resources.

But, before you Tread Carefully  through all that, try some of the videos Hebert has in his lists:


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