Tag Archives: Writers Resources

“Writers Write”

Sincere thanks to Amanda Patterson of The Write Co., since I completed her Writers Write 2 novel-writing course today. This is the follow-on to the first course, Writers Write, which helped immensely with my first novel, OUT OF AIR. It’s … Continue reading

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resources for writers

I’ve recently come across a great online magazine for fiction writers, called Fiction Factor. Among a host of helpful articles and links, it features an advertisement for an ebook entitled Write, Create & Promote a Best Seller, which is packed … Continue reading

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Catch the wave

I’ve mentioned this before (in previous Writing Tips), but can’t emphasize enough how much value I have gained from the Telesummits presented by Art of the Song Creativity Radio and Eric Maisel, PhD. This morning, while rowing at the gym, … Continue reading

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Why write?

I came across an insightful Chinese proverb yesterday, which both explains and inspires the writing process: “I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I write and I understand.” This came courtesy of a good friend, who thoughtfully … Continue reading

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Free Write

We practised free writing a number of times on our Writer’s Write course, simply going for it from a kick-off sentence or subject – a great way to get into the flow. Thereafter, we’d share what we’d written, for the … Continue reading

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Write from the heart, edit from the head

I believe neither can stand successfully alone, and each is critical to writing, especially a book. If it’s not from the heart it will hardly hold the writer, much less the reader. Again, I recommend Naomi Rose, who teaches the … Continue reading

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Pay attention

Listen…especially to conversations. Our Writer’s Write course suggests including around 50 – 70% dialogue in modern novels. I estimate that OUT OF AIR (see My Books) contains close to 70%. Apart from being really fun to write, it allows the … Continue reading

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