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Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding recently posted five writing tips in Publishers Weekly, and one in particular stuck out to me: “It’s true, too, that your writing can only be as good as the best readings you’ve given of the best books.” Harding makes the point that a writer need not simply read […]
Most writers have asked themselves the same question at some point: To outline or not to outline? I’d say, “Yes.” Outlining–whether before writing a first draft or after the seventh full-length revision–can give insight as to how well tension is paced and whether a character’s emotional trajectory is realistic. Plotting out the order […]
I’ve launched into my new outline technique, and so far, I think it’s working. It’s organized, it’s intentional, and it’s productive. I have a place to write down anything I think of throughout the day, and I’m not afraid it’s going to get lost or misplaced somewhere in my computer. I’m sure I’m not the […]