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Reminder to Writers

You don’t get better at writing by avoiding reading and writing until you are better at writing.

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You don’t need to be  master wordsmith each day. A single scene or a nice turn of phrase means you are now that much better at writing in general.

It’s also okay if what you wrote turns out to be drivel. You learn by working out what NOT to do, as well as by working out what TO do.

You will be the only person who knows if your work didn’t turn out how you intended. Only you see the things that are in your head but never made it to the page. No one else will know unless you tell them.

Don’t compare yourself to others. You only get to see their best stuff, while you see ALL of you work. Good or bad. So don’t compare a garbled first draft, written in the wee hours of the morning, with a published work.

Just keep writing. You only fail if you stop.

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3 Mistakes that Will Make Readers Want to Punch a Book in the Face [Re-blogged]

Totally agree with this post, especially about ‘faux-twist’ endings. So drop in, read, spread the love.

3 Mistakes that Will Make Readers Want to Punch a Book in the Face | Kristen Lamb’s Blog



Words Into Images and Images Into Words [ReBlogged]

All dayIn this ongoing series, we ask SF/F authors to describe a specialty in their lives that has nothing (or very little) to do with writing…

Source: Words Into Images and Images Into Words | Tor.com