What ONE thing would you give up to become a better writer?
This could be ANYTHING, like a pledge for Lent or a sacrifice to the Writing Gods or a resolution to cutting back on nasty habits that hinder your work. Time to confess.
We’re all done some interesting things for the sake of research, some pretty far fetched while others might be things we never thought we’d do.
Share your latest or most memorable forays into research and what you learned. Do you have any funny stories about your experiences?
Many of you have been writing for a long while, been traditionally published through big and/or boutique houses, or self-published. All of these struggles have brought knowledge gained through experience.
For discussion – What advice would you give your younger writing self when you were first starting out? Knowing what you do now, please give your top 3 tips.
What is your favorite under-appreciated novel? Tell us about it. Have you read it more than once? Did it influence your writing?
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Are you the slow but steady turtle? Do you write as fast as a rabbit in heat? Get creative and describe your writing style. (This is a tee up for Basil Sands who never disappoints.)
For bonus points, share your favorite author and tell us what his/her ‘writing style’ animal would be?
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What do you see as an unethical practice in the publishing industry? Are there any? Too many for one blog post? The soapbox is yours.
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What literary pilgrimages have you gone on? Were you one of the many who searched for the Bridges of Madison County?
Spill the beans. Or tell us which literary pilgrimage you’ve always wanted to take.