Silence ruled a grey canyon in front of you, before you’re deafen by a thunderous thud as giant scale claws land upon the rocks.
“Read it aloud to yourself because that’s the only way to be sure the rhythms of the sentences are OK (prose rhythms are too complex and subtle to be thought out—they can be got right only by ear).” — Diana Athill
“Interesting verbs are seldom very interesting.” — Jonathan Franzen
Always carry a note-book. Always. You never know when creativity will strike.
Get a writing buddy who can whip you when you refuse to write.
Now if you read any of my blogs you may think I don’t like reading. so not true!! Okay maybe it is a little and I make bad career choices, BUT MY POINT IS I do enjoy some parts of read even the most clichéd parts. you may know where I’m going with this based on the title…
- Sassy, dry witted protagonist who hates being in the story as much as I hate reading it.
- The Protagonist have a pet that refuse to die despite the war raging around them. I mean I love cats what can I say.
- Short chapters, at least it gives me the illusion the books going quick
- Trying to have gritty realism but failing dramatically, it makes me smile to watch them try.
- By extension, books where family of the main character die horrifically, someone must suffer for the abysmal writing.
Always have snacks and drinks at the ready before writing to get rid of any excuses for getting up.
“You need to calm down. You’re going insane.”
“This really isn’t a competition.”
In your writing workspace, get rid of anything that could distract you from writing.