L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Via The Guardian Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors. Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite …

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Joe Fassler on Seven of the Most Common Writing Tips I once heard John Irving give a lecture on his process at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an in-depth account of the way his novels come to be. He kicked it off by writing a single sentence on the chalkboard—the last line of Last Night in …

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By Melanie Curtin Writer, activist In the professional world, your writing is important. You use it on a daily basis to express yourself and your ideas, and the way it’s received matters. It makes sense, then, to ensure that you’re doing everything possible to be received well. Here are some of the most common writing …

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So, you’re still writing your little book? Must be nice not to have a real job. Writing doesn’t sound all that difficult. I always thought I’d write a book after I retire, once I have some time to kill. Wait a second, creative writing degrees are a real thing? Have you been published yet? Have …

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