Resource Thursday: Writing The Damn Book #amwriting #writing


Nina Amir tells us how to write a good book in 30 days. (This entire site has a lot of good resources, as well)

Thoughts about “Thought Verbs” from Chuck Palahniuck, author of “Fight Club.”

Creating crisis in your story

The Shape of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut

And finally, here’s one of my favorite paragraphs about writing:

“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage them with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums. The crash of the cymbals – sounds that say listen to this, it is important.”

-Gary Provost

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