Writing…you don’t have to get it right the first time

“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time unlike, say, brain surgery.”— Robert Cormier (1925-2000) It’s been two years since I blogged regularly…I started ten years ago to build a daily writing practice and it worked. Writing here on the Internet to no one or maybe… Continue reading Writing…you don’t have to get it right the first time

The 4 Essential Sentence Questions

A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? George Orwell (1903 – 1950), “Politics… Continue reading The 4 Essential Sentence Questions

Finding Your Voice

“My goal in life is to be the exact same person to you, whether you’ve met me for the first time or the 21st time. Your knowledge of me is there from the beginning in an honest, brutal sort of way. Get your writings to be there…in an honest, brutal sort of way, and you’ll… Continue reading Finding Your Voice