The Writing Life
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We sometimes think
successful authors just instinctively know how to write—that they are
born with an intrinsic ability the rest of us lack. And
therefore, if we are meant to be writers, we should simply sit down and
write. Our words will be golden.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, for those of us lacking
this ability), it doesn’t work that way. Writing is a craft—and crafts
are teachable. By reading, by writing, and by studying the art of
writing, we can take the germ of talent we’ve been given and nurture it
into a true gift. And that’s what this section is all
about—learning the tricks of the writing trade.
These tips are arranged into sections, but there’s no
particular order in which they need to be studied. So study them in
whatever way works best for you—by randomly following your interests or
by meticulously going from beginning to end.
And if you want even more tips, be sure to check out
our Newsletters, our Blog, and, of course, our Inspiration
for Writers Tips and Techniques Workbook, which is available for
immediate download. Our Workbook includes expanded tips, more topics,
reproducible worksheets, exercises to practice what you learn and much
more--check it out!
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