Thursday, July 8, 2010

Good Advice is Easy to Find

Occasionally, I forgo my sometimes-lengthy blog entries and offer up an inspiring quote or informative article I've discovered. Today is that day.

Here's a link to an article at BackSpace by David L. Robbins. "Advice for Writers" is so rich and full of informative GOLD that I don't even know where to begin, in telling you what I liked about it most. Everything! Seriously, every single sentence, all by itself, could cover an entire class period because of its richness.

Example: Use strong verbs, be selective with imagery and details, never forget that concision is precision.

Or this - so profound: wrestle to the ground the notion that editing is writing.

And this: Learn to accept the word No. Understand that No does not mean stop, it means only Not this direction.

Honestly, I started writing today's blog entry as an excuse to procrastinate finishing a chapter in my new novel. But after reading that article, after being mightily inspired, I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work! Who's with me?? ;-)


  1. Glad you liked them! I found them so helpful...

  2. Great that you're discovering GOLD on your writing journey. There's so much out there that we can learn from.