Writer’s Wisdom: Practice Your Craft

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. ” Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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Writer’s Wisdom: 10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

Write.
Write more.
Write even more.
Write even more than that.
Write when you don’t want to.
Write when you do.
Write when you have something to say.
Write when you don’t.
Write every day.
Keep writing.” 
― Brian Clark

Writers’ Wisdom: Want to Know What to Write?

“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.” ~  Natalie Goldberg

Writers’ Wisdom: What is Fiction?

Fiction is about immanence. We are beings who experience our selves in time and space, through our senses. Fiction persuades its readers that they are reading something artful by immersing them as fully as possible in the senses and perceptions, the thoughts and actions of fictional lives. ~ Paul Harding

Writers’ Wisdom

Don’t write your books for people who won’t like them. Give yourself wholly to the kind of book you want to write and don’t try to please readers who like something different. Otherwise, you’ll end up with the worst of both worlds.  ~ Paul Harding

Writers’ Wisdom: Imaginative Truth

Contrary to all those times you’ve heard a writer confess at a reading that he writes fiction because he is a pathological liar, fiction writing is all about telling the truth. Don’t confine truth to fact. Imaginative truth is as powerful and often enough more so than fact. ~ Paul Harding