Monday, August 17, 2009

Write Away

I can relate.

I'm snooping around for some writing techniques
that will make my fingers fly and my keyboard sing.
For instance:
  1. "Tell everybody you're a writer. Eventually it gets so embarrassing you actually have to write something."—Janet Evanovich
  2. "Leave out the parts that readers skip."—Leonard Elmore
  3. "Convince people that when you're just staring out of the window you're doing your hardest work of the day."—Charles Schulz
Please contribute your writing strategies generously!
(I'm going blank.)


mama jo said...

darling....i should put that cartoon in front of me at all times..

Michelle said...

I love those! but seriously, for some great writing advice check out

she has some great posts on writing technique (that I have bookmarked but not fully read).

Soul-Fusion said...

depending on the type of writing, I either just start writing and then heavily re-write/edit later or I outline to get something on a page that might spark inspiration. I then start writing whatever portion is actually inspiring me at the moment. Even if it is the conclusion, something in the middle or stock language from a form (for work writing). But mostly I start reading blogs, dreaming of vacations and taking snack breaks and wait until I have a deadline that is nearly impossible to meet before I really get going :)

Tiffany said...

How is it that you seem to always be writing to ME?

Love those quotes.

And for the record, my writing bible is "Writing Down the Bones" by Natalie Goldberg.

Amy said...

I'm comin over from Marta's blog. Always looking for some good writing prompts as well.

I'm going to take a look around, hope you don't mind the visit! :)

kenju said...

I LOVE # 2!! Sounds like a good plan to me.

Keri(th) said...

I've always been told to write what I know (which is why I write about nothing).

You, on the other hand, are a vast wealth of knowledge. Some of your most amazing posts are about memories of the past, family bonds, childhood delights, life's lessons learned, and stories of adventurous travels and what you have learned about family trees from times past.

It is in those posts that I can feel your emotion and authenticity and they suck me in faster than my Dyson ever could.

I love how descriptively you are able to convey to the reader, a certain memory, a particular scene, the feel of a fabric, or the scent of a cookie.

You have an incredible memory and amazing style that shines through in a writing style that is all your own.

Keeps us coming back for more!