Components of a Writing Program

Starting a Writing Program If you want to write, you will need to acquaint yourself with literature. The most often shared advice is that wannabe writers read voraciously. I say, that advice is for those who want to write. For those who would BECOME A WRITER, the advice is different and more specific. Create a writing program. As a self-defined writer, you are embarking upo...
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Granulation and Page Counts

Writing is the most difficult thing you will ever love outside of a spouse. It is not made easier even when you understand it completely. It is only satisfied when you do it, when you practice, when you produce over and over again. Writing is an incomprehensible, insatiable maw of time and energy yielding sweet rewards over time. Even if you completely understand your spouse or...
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Writing: Five-Card Outlining with Index Cards

In my publishing enterprise, I find that many authors are able to organize chapters. They can usually build the chapter outline, build chapter summaries, and compose an overview of the book itself. This makes a draft book prospectus, a first step toward communicating the aims of a book project. From here, authors with much to say are able to free-write content into the chapt...
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Writing: Granularity and The BLOG Method

The BLOG Method Writing a periodic blog can be a grand way to motivate yourself in writing, especially when you are not attempting to make a career as a writer. [Career writers MUST write each day! Motivated or not.] Your blog can be bi-weekly or monthly. In between posts, keep notes on ideas that you have. Relate the ideas to sections within your outline. In this way, you c...
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