Archive | August 2012

Sage Advice from Harper Lee

Never mind the hide, for starters don’t use idioms like “sage advice.”

I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career, that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide — Harper Lee.

Pulled this from an article on Writer’s Digest, where Allen Drury also said “set a schedule and stick to it.”  In other words, stop searching for “writing advice” on Google and get writing (actually, I love reading writer’s advice on writing – it’s an addiction)!

8 tips on writing by Paulo Coelho

I am a huge fan of Paulo Coelho.  The Alchemist has resided in my top-five books for a very long time, and I don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon!  A fan of his collected some of his writing tips, and I love the message: keep it simple, tell a story, and allow your readers the respect to make of it what they will.

Check out his top 8 writing tips (I’d reproduce them here, but I’m not sure he will answer my request to do so – so just follow the link, worth the 2 minutes for sure!

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