Monthly Archives: August 2011

Imitation, Practice and Waterman Ballpoints

Writers should read voraciously if they want to be good. After they\’ve read enough they will soon be able to glean ideas from their predecessors. Descriptive phrases and ideas and motifs are commonly reproduced, since nothing under the sun is … Continue reading

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Becoming a Writer With a Waterman Ballpoint

To become a professional writer is very difficult. The competition is saddening because there are so many other people who write stories, some of them good and some of them very bad, and some of the bad ones — or … Continue reading

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Two Rules for Writers

Writers love to give advice to other writers. As writers, they feel that their experience is valuable enough to tell stories about, to give to the rest of the world. And because they spend their days writing, they feel that … Continue reading

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