Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Three favourite tips

Sue Ellen Welfonder on Write Here Write Now has three great tips for writing:

1) Don’t be afraid to write bad copy – you can always fix it later
2) Use specific detail. Animal says something. Dog is better. Collie paints a word picture
3) Write as if there aren’t any critics

Not sure if they had Collie dogs as such back in the 5th or 6th century. My inner critic needs to be taken out and murdered in a most nasty manner so I can just get on with doing a bit of writing unhindered by that pernicious chatter.

I shall draw a veil over what Welfonder said about Scotland and the Scottish. All I will say is that if it was said about the English, our 'Celtic' cousins would complain ;-)


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