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A Writer’s True Compensation

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it. ~ Roald Dahl

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Every Book Demands its Own Thing

You’re the kind of writer that you are. You have a process. Maybe that process is slowly and painstakingly crafting a novel over many years—a dedication like that of a watchmaker’s artifice. Or maybe instead you prefer to write like

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Address the Weakest Parts of Your Writing

Our strongest defenses are built around our greatest weaknesses. As a writer, you will only get better by addressing the weakest parts of your writing. We all tend to want to focus on our strengths, but a book is only

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Surrendering to the Magic

I’ve found that the magic of storytelling is in surrendering, not to anyone else’s notions, but to the words in my head. I believe this: my subconscious knows better than I how to tell a story… Sometimes the best writing

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We Write Our Own Truth

There is no formula and there is no right answer. That is the difficulty and the beauty of being a writer. We write to share our own version of the right answer. Our own unprovable truth. In writing (as author)

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Save Your World: Keep Reading

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. ~ Ray Bradbury

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The Write Attitude: Ray Bradbury

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~ Ray Bradbury

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A Story Plot is a Net

To be stories at all they must be a series of events: but it must be understood that this series – the plot, as we call it – is only really a net whereby to catch something else. ~ C.S.

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Learn to Write One Brick at a Time

Most writing is not a special gift or talent. Writing is a skill that can be taught. It can be likened to bricklaying; you learn it one brick at a time, and you get better the more bricks you lay.

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When the Magic Comes…

We…don’t know what it is that sometimes comes to make our books alive. All we can do is to write dutifully and day after day, every day, giving our work the very best of what we are capable. I don’t

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All who wander are not lost. ~ JRR Tolkien

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