Writer’s Wisdom: Dialogue

Always get to the dialogue as soon as possible. I always feel the thing to go for is speed. Nothing puts the reader off more than a big slab of prose at the start. ~ P. G. Wodehouse

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Writer’s Wisdom: Writing from the Heart

Others may write from the head, but he writes from the heart, and the heart will always understand him.” ~ Washington Irving

Writer’s Wisdom: P.D. James 3rd of 5 Writing Tips

Don’t just plan to write—write. It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style. ~ P. D. James

Writer’s Wisdom: Neil Gaiman’s 5th of 8 Writing Tips

Tip #5: Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. ~ Neil Gaiman

Writer’s Wisdom: Neil Gaiman 3rd of 8 Writing Tips

Tip #3: Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it. ~ Neil Gaiman

Writer’s Wisdom ~ Ending Writer’s Block

The inner critic creates writer’s block and stifles adventurous writing, hems it in with safe clichés and overthinking. Every writer has to find his or her own way to get free of that sourpuss rationalist who insists on strangling each thought with logical analysis and fitting each idea into an oppressive predetermined scheme or ideology. William S. Burroughs, one of the most adventurous writers to emerge from the mid-20th century, famously employed what he called the cut-up method. . . . this literary take on the collage technique used by avant-garde artists . . . who “proposed to create a poem on the spot by pulling words out of a hat.” 

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Writer’s Wisdom: Stephen King on Writing Fiction

Fiction is a lie, and good fiction is the truth inside the lie.” ~ Stephen King