Just how do you go
about facing an empty page, coaxing your ideas into the world of form, and steering the end result toward shore? You can start by studying the tips and advice for writers, from writers presented in this ebook.
Some writers recommend that you write very small, in order to avoid the moment in which you have to turn the page and face the next empty one. Other writers write as big as they can, and double space, so that they can feel the sense of triumph and accomplishment that comes with having gotten another page written.
In addition, when pushed, writers will state their rules for writing. They'll then proceed to break those rules by the third page of their novel. The tips offered below for writers, from writers, are to be taken with a grain of salt. Take those that you like, and throw the rest out the window.
"What I try to do is write. I may write for two weeks 'the cat sat on the mat, that is that, not a rat.' And it might be just the most boring and awful stuff. But I try. When I'm writing, I write. And then it's as if the muse is convinced that I'm serious and says, 'Okay. Okay. I'll come.'" --Maya Angelou
Here's Some of What's Inside
- The formula used by Stephen King to get the pacing just right. Plus, how King comes up with interesting situations for his novels.
- What every would-be pianist knows which is guaranteed to improve your writing.
- The advice that John Grisham gives to aspiring writers; it's how he became a best selling author.
- George Orwell's six rules for effective writing.
- The core admonition contained in the style sheet given to Ernest Hemingway when he worked for "The Star".
- How to apply Hemingway's "iceberg theory" to character development.
- Kurt Vonnegut's advice on how to prevent your story from getting pneumonia.
- Seven writing gems from Annie Dillard
- Maya Angelou's writing ritual.
- Elmore Leonard's advice on what to leave out.
- P.D. James shares the ingredients and rules of a good detective story.
- A formula for developing plot which can be applied to any genre you're writing in.
- The nightly ritual recommended by Ray Bradbury which will improve your writing dramatically.
- Why Janet Fitch recommends that in order to write well, you need to become a masochist.
- Dorothea Brande explains how--if you want to be a writer--you have to become two people in one.
- Margaret Atwood explains what a writer and a potter have in common.
- Ken Follett shares his outlining process.
- Ten well-known authors share their methods for getting ideas on what to write about.
- Eighteen ways to break writer's block
"350 Tips for Writers, From Writers" is an 87 Page PDF. It's a digital download, so you'll receive it as soon as you purchase it.
P.S. With "350 Tips For Writers, From Writers" you'll feel as if you've invited the world's greatest writers to dinner. Get it now!
P.S.S.: You can get "350 Tips For Writers, From Writers"--as a bonus--with "How to Be More Creative - A Handbook for Alchemists".