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Friday, August 28, 2009

Great Writing Advice

Really terrific Food for Thought. But not just for thought, for action. Sue Monk Kidd's Ten Most Helpful Things I Could Ever Tell Anyone About Writing. Click here for her list. I love #9:

Hurry slowly.

"Getting the pace of a story right keeps me up at night. I have a horror of sitting on a plane, next to someone reading my book, and seeing her flip over to see how many pages are left in the chapter. You want a reader so caught up in the spell of a story it would never occur to her to pull herself away and count how many pages she had to read before she could stop."


Lee said...

As usual, one thing led to another here. Your link is actually to Cynthia Lord's blog, which I liked in her story about 2nd grade, and I eventually went to the Kidd blog with her 10 Things, where I found this wonderful quote by someone I've never heard of: “I am trying to be unfamiliar with what I am doing.” Said in talking about being observant. So thanks!

Augusta Scattergood said...

Thx, Lee. I think I fixed the link now and it goes to the 10 Things. Though I'm quite fond of Cynthia Lord's blog also so not necessarily a bad thing, this wandering from blog to blog...