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Tips for Writers: From 7 Pros

“If a story is in you, it has to come out.” ~William Faulkner (Remember that scene where the alien bursts out of the guy’s chest?) “Write drunk, edit sober.” ~Ernest Hemingway  (Write without restraint! And then…restrain, restrain, restrain.) “You might … Continue reading

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The Tips for Writers Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: The Final Edit

Photo by Matthew LeJune Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, short or long, you’re going to edit your work multiple times. Writing is like clay modelling. First, you slap a big blob of ideas, facts and feelings onto your table (computer … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Always Tell the Truth, Even When You’re Lying

Photo by Thom Milkovic Most of us are familiar with the Blind Men and the Elephant story. Its point is twofold: No one has a complete picture, even if they were “there in person,” but… Everyone knows what they think … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Just Show Up

So, what’s the tip? It’s right there in the title, actually, but by way of explanation: Underpinning my previous encouragement to not wait for inspiration, is the fact that a leap-of-faith is involved in believing you’ll have any idea what to … Continue reading

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