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BookBlogs

Check this out: The Future Library Project.

September 5, 2014

We spend a lot of time working on our novels. It’s more than just the writing, which, in my opinion, is actually just ten percent of the work. There’s the planning, the developing, the rewriting and rewriting and rewriting, the editing, the revising, and the waiting on readers to get back to you so you can rewrite, edit, and revise. I’ve personally spent years of my life developing Martyrs, even though each consecutive rewrite probably only takes me a few months, at the most, to finish. It’s not something to take lightly, and completing a novel (especially completing a novel that you’ve rewritten, revised, and edited), is a huge accomplishment. So… How would you feel writing a book that literally no one would be able to read for over one-hundred years? That’s exactly what Margaret Atwood is doing. Atwood is an extremely accomplished author, publishing everything from poetry to nonfiction, audio works to fictional novels, since the 1960s. She’s won […]

RandomWritingBlogs

6 healthy habits for writers.

September 3, 2014

If you’re like me, when you get into a “writing zone,” you pretty much sit your butt down and just write until the words won’t come anymore. When I was finishing up the first draft of Martyrs back in 2009, I was literally writing from ten PM to four AM for several weeks on end. That’s… quite a bit of time in front of a computer screen. Needless to say, most of us aren’t exactly practicing healthy writing habits. That’s right, guys. Today we’re going to talk about how to not kill yourself when you’re getting down to it and seriously writing. Write with good posture. Due to the abundance of desk jobs and chiropractors in the world, we hear a whole hell of a lot about posture. I’d like to say it’s all a bunch of hogwash, but seriously, guys, it’s a big deal. When you write for hours on end, you’re usually crunched over your computer keyboard (or […]

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