Tagged: writing

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So, you want to get yourself published ?

Getting yourself published I have never actually got a book published yet, though there are a few articles, pictures and puzzles out there from the ’80s with my name under them. All I can say is this, if you want to get published and be a writer, don’t, you are...

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Quotes for writers – what makes a writer

What makes a person a writer? What defines a writer? I guess it depends who you ask. The answer you might get from someone looking for pulp fiction for a dreary long haul flight is likely worlds apart from one a magazine editor might offer. Is it as simple as...

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Quotes for writers : the life of a writer

Life of a writer “Writing isn’t generally a lucrative source of income; only a few, exceptional writers reach the income levels associated with the best-sellers. Rather, most of us write because we can make a modest living, or even supplement our day jobs, doing something about which we feel passionately....

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Quotes for writers – getting past writer’s block

Quotes for writers on perseverance, inspiration and overcoming writer’s block So, here I am, mind utterly blank, staring forlornly at a completely blank sheet of paper or as is the case here, screen, and hoping some ethereal entity will sprinkle pixie dust in my hair and get me writing. And...

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Quote for writers – on characters, style and plots

Intro I’ll tell you how it is for me, then I’ll shut up and let far more prodigious, established writers say it more eloquently. My style, such as it is, is down to earth, as rambling as this is now. Yes, I know, I need to work on that, but...

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Quotes for writers – on reading and research

Intro Depending on my mood and reason for reading, I can flick through an entire text book in seconds, speed reading to gauge its usefulness, or take a full day or two to read a fantasy novel, savouring every chapter. I can’t begin to guess the number of books I’ve...

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Quotes for writers : miscellaneous

Miscellaneous and addenda These are late additions to be sorted later and a selection of other quotes I liked but couldn’t quite fit into the categories of the five main pages. “The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a...

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Recommended Books on the Craft of Writing

The details below are copied here for convenience. The current listing can can be found here at: Wizards of the Coast Are you interested in reading about writing? Do you need something to get you going in the right direction? Check out these titles, which are recommended by the (WoTC)...