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How to revise your novel without getting stale – take a tip from Michael Caine (via Nail Your Novel)

How to revise your novel without getting stale – take a tip from Michael Caine Do you hate going over your novel again and again? Take a tip from Michael Caine and see it as rehearsing your novel Some writers hate redrafting. Analysing, dissecting and rewriting their work? A sure way to make themselves hate it. But if you’re hoping to amuse a buying public, your first draft will probably not be good enough. I’ve written about this before in I had no idea novel-writing was such hard work.  Only the superhuman can get everyth … Read More

via Nail Your Novel

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Do Your Books Define You? via Kitty Litter

What’s on your bookshelf? If a stranger came in your house and read the titles of the books you have lying around, would the titles define you? In my case, the stranger would have to spend a long time reading those titles because books fill an entire floor-to-ceiling wall of one room, take up a tall bookcase in another room, and are lined up, stacked, and spilled on every table and chest in the house. As I write this, I remember a sprawl of books … Read More

via Kitty Litter – A mystery writer’s rants and raves

Why I write (via Living As Herby)

Why do I write? This is something I ponder. I think every writer does. What drives us to put pen to paper? To run our fingers rhythmically over the keys? Scratch, scratch, scratch. Tap, tap, tap. The pen and keys bring a story. They conjure up the words and images. If I sit down with a plan, I can’t write. It is in following the words that the real magic comes. And it is magic when the words flow. It’s a drug that feeds my soul. The words tell of … Read More

via Living As Herby