Friday, January 23, 2015

How To Be A Better Writer

Here are some interesting articles concerning

1) Writing an effective character description

2) Writing about family in a memoir

3)  How great writers wrote their first book

These articles are from a recent Writers Digest newsletter. So check them out.

wd-logoHow 5 Great Writers Got Started on Their First Books 
While working on my book Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors, I found that even for the best writers in the world, getting started can be the hardest part. Here's how 5 great authors found what they needed to get started on their very first novels ...
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11 Secrets to Writing Effective Character Description
The characters in our stories, songs, poems, and essays embody our writing. They are our words made flesh. Sometimes they even speak for us, carrying much of the burden of plot, theme, mood, idea, and emotion. But they do not exist until we describe them on the page. Here are 11 secrets to keep in mind as you breathe life into your characters through description. 
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How to Write About Family in a Memoir
To write honestly and compassionately about members of your family, you must first reflect on your purpose, your approach, the details of your story and the potential reactions your family members might have. Here's how to do that. 
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