Posts Tagged ‘Writing Exercises’

The Beauty of the English Language

Posted: 12th September 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Everything Else
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Credit to one of the coolest guys I know for this post, because he posted this picture on his Facebook page. Thanks Christopher–and y’all should check out his books, they’re great. I’m looking at this like a writing exercise. See my notes below, but feel free to come up with your own–and share them in […]

Max Barry: Fifteen Ways to Write a Novel

Posted: 28th June 2014 by Jason Kristopher in On Writing, The Craft
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Writing a novel is, as Barry says, hard. Also, “If there were a single method of writing great books, we’d all be doing it.” Amen, hallelujah. Barry’s managed to compile a great list of ways that have worked for some. Personally, I find a word target (#1) helps, and having a no-holds-barred critique group demanding […]

From iO9 (read the original article here¬†or click the link at the bottom): Describing stuff can be the hardest part of writing prose fiction. You have a scene in your head, with all the dialogue and action, but now you have to fill in what everything¬†looks like. There’s nothing more boring to write, or read, […]