Jmmcdowell Advice for beginer writers

Advice for beginer writers

By jmmcdowell

The most common advice I hear for new writers is to read. Read the classics. Read popular bestsellers. Read books that sound interesting. And then study them to see what you enjoy—and don’t—about the writing. There are some very good books that well-known authors have written for new writers. Even if you aren’t a Stephen King fan, his book “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft” is excellent. “Bird by Bird” by Anne LaMott is another one. A book that provides more “nuts and bolts” of what goes into a good story is “Story Engineering” by Larry Brooks.

And even before you read some of those helpful books—write. Write some more. Repeat. It won’t all be good. But we have to practice writing just as we would with a musical instrument or a new sport. And remember to have fun with it!

I hope this helps!

Thanks Cyril

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