Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Topic: Writer on Writing

10-second review: Advice on writing by Sheridan Hay, author of a debut novel, The Secret of Lost Things.

Title: “Sheridan Hay.” The Writer (December 2008), 58. The Writer is a magazine by writers for writers.

Summary: “As far as advice goes: Get it down as much and as quickly as you can, and fix it up later Write every day. When you can’t write everyday, read as much as you can and take notes of the things that work in the novels of others.” Sheridan Hay. p. 58.

Comment: One piece of advice that I don’t seem to use—I don’t take notes on what works for other writers. I’m so intent on reading for ideas that I don’t notice the techniques that convey those ideas effectively. I need to learn to do that. RayS.

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