[I hope this is the right place to post this. As an author, I love coming across stuff like this as it helps me hone my craft. I hope you find it useful too.]





I normally take pieces like this with a grain of salt. Everyone wants to help you write a best seller for a fee. But, this article is filled with great tips.
1: To get started, write one true sentence.
2: Always stop for the day while you still know what will happen next.
3: Never think about the story when you're not working.
IMHO, this is a real toughy. How can you ignore all the scenes you see and plot lines filling your head?
4: When it's time to work again, always start by reading what you've written so far.
5: Don't describe an emotion--make it.
6: Use a pencil.
Im willing to bet that, if he were alive today, hesbe using a word processor.
7: Be Brief.
Hemingway writes:
It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics.