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So I’m in the same haunted beach cabin where this blog was born, accidentally, before a silly craigslist ad went viral and all kinds of romance authors and people from Austria to Australia randomly found it.
I am a far, far better writer because of it. Thank you.
So while I make evil plans for the coming year, possibly involving a robot army and sharks with lasers, it’s a good time to ask you: what do you want?
More first pages of novels gutted by a red pen?
More obscure music videos dissected, line by line?
More weird news?
Especially if your a lurker, a shy one.
Tell me your requests. Nominate a book, movie or music video that needs a red pen. Bring it in the comments, the Twitter or my secret emails.
And thank you. It’s been insanely fun.
Loved this, and thanks for the plug. A great and worthy post.
Originally posted on Bearded Bards:
Learning how to write is a long, slow process. There’s the technical bits, there’s the craft part, and there’s the intangibles that come from learning how to communicate not just effectively, but artfully. There is also learning how not to write.
It’s as important as anything else to learn what not to do in your writing. A good way to make sure you’re not going to end up writing crap is to read crap, and understand why it is, well, crap. Here’s a couple resources that will give you a quick and dirty lesson in things not to do.
I don’t know who manages this Twitter account, and I don’t care. All I…
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Teenage book fans and Sherman Alexie FTW.
Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.