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@~@ READ MORE

"If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write" Stephen King

Who is Stephen King?

Born 1947, he is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction.

His pen name is Richard Bachman.

Notable works: Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, It, and The Dark Tower.

@~@ MUSIC

listen to

http://8tracks.com/ma95/music-to-write-to

http://www.sky.fm/play/nature

@~@ KNOW OUR AUDIENCE

use polls.

follow up with comments, retweets.

For tips and how to, Blueroselady writes universally (for global audience).

Please try to avoid using colloquial expressions or cultural references.

* For some posts that are meant to be reread by Blueroselady, I write freely from the bottom of her heart.

@~@ RESEARCH

use search engines.

the traditional and tranquil libraries.

@~@ BE CONFIDENT

use active voice.

be passionate.

be decisive.

@~@ EASY TO READ

"When something can be read without effort,

great effort has gone into its writing." Enrique Jardiel Poncela.

Who is Enrique Jardiel Poncela?

Lived 1901-1952, he is a Spanish playwright and novelist who wrote mostly humorous works.

Clarity is the master over complexity.

@~@ WRITE FREELY, NO STOP.

"Don’t get it right, just get it written" James Thurber.

@~@ OVERCOME PERFECTIONISM

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master." Ernest Hemingway

@~@ TAKE RISKS

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.

Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams

Who is Scott Adams? Born 1957, he is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip.

According to Wikipedia, Adams writes in a satirical, often sarcastic way about the social and mental landscape of white-collar workers in modern corporations and other large enterprises.

Try all possible avenues, e.g. start an article with a dialogue, cite quotes.

Blueroselady loves quotes greatly.

@~@ BOOST SENSES

use music, visual (e.g. videos, pictures).

@~@ BE MYSELF

"Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish." John Jakes.

Who is John Jakes?

He is an American writer, best known for American historical fiction.

@~@ FOCUS

I love the analogy that both writing and performing surgery requires full concentration.

Before writing: research, collect resources (include the internet)

During writing: disconnect from distractions (include the internet)

@~@ EMBRACE LIFE, GET DIVERSE EXPERIENCE

Explore the world.

Try something different.

Learn something new.

Make a new connection in the industry.

@~@ WRITE TO ONE PERSON.

Our writing will be more specific and intimate.

@~@ DETACH

Writing is a personal thing, yet please do not take writing personally.

Cultivate a sense of detachment.

Seek no approval, as long as my sharing is honest and kind.

@~@ PRUNE / REDUCE / SIMPLIFY

"I try to leave out the parts that people skip." Elmore Leonard

Who is Elmore Leonard?

He is an American novelist and screenwriter. Post 1950, Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures.

@~@ RE-READ, READ our writing LOUD

@~@ JUST DO IT

It = writing.

Overcome procrastination.

Thank you: Nick Scheidies

http://www.incomediary.com/20-tips-to-become-a-better-online-writer

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Written by blueroselady

April 5, 2012 at 2:54 am

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