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Best writing book I've ever seen.
While I don't think authors should give up literacy in their genres, I enjoy having a book about them. I' ve seen Anne Lamott's Bird from Bird and Stephen King's On Work. I' ve learnt the art of typing from textbooks about textbooks and literature, theatre and poems and even scripts (by the way, if you want to make a canvas, the main guideline is Sava the Cat).
about that letter I ever saw. Did you ever look at a textbook in which you can see how little you know about a topic? Thought I knew something about the art of typing. I have studied it since I was seventeen and have written about it in this diary for the last two years.
It made me realise how much more I still have to study. These are three of my loves for Stephen Koch's A Guide to the Craft of Fiction: If you are composing a novel or not, you will be able to create the first design in one session, says Koch. I' ve listened to the rules of quickly drafting your first proposal, but frankly, I never would have thought of using this piece of advice to cover shortlog.
Any narrator will hate to be truncated before she finishes storytelling, and you will be writing quicker and longer to reach the end. I made a 2,000-word tale the next morning after I read that tip. Usually I am writing very slow, seldom more than 1,000 words a days, but the next morning I made a 3,000-history.
After all, on the 4th and 4th days I made a 3,500-word history that I've been trying to make for two-month. Almost every textbook has an authoritarian issue. "That' s how you spell it, but who are you anyway? "Koch was a lecturer at Columbia University, one of the best literacy programmes in the land, but he seldom gets on his own two feet.
Instead, he lets the most commercial and critical writers of the twentieth centuries talk about the crafts themselves and fills the volume with the quotations of tens of authors. It was particularly good when he played these writers off against each other and showed how they did not agree on the point of views or the writing of a first design, for example.
This was like a huge talk with the best authors of the 20th and the occasional argument. There are only a few authors here who are part of the conversation: Fast typing provides security and enables bold experimentation and intuition. Slow typing, on the other side, allows you to thoroughly identify your character and their voice, create the settings and fill gaps in the game.
Koch says most authors are writing three designs. Most of the time the first design is quick, although not always. For example, some authors, Gabriel García Márquez, are writing very gradual, complex first designs, full of tangles and misstarts. A quick second design can standardize the history and give these authors a sense of vigour.
A second design, which is a tedious and painstaking process, provides speedy first draftsmen with subtlety and sophistication. Quick design, slower design; slower design, faster design: good practices. The Stephen Kochs Writer's Workshop is not an author's handbook for creating. Like I said before, it's a discussion between the best writers in the business about what it means to be a writer and how to do the job well.
When you are looking for agood written scripture, I strongly commend it. So what's the best script you' ever had? Make a tale in one session. If you get stuck, jump over this part and continue. Once you are done with your quick design, place a section (no more than three paragraphs) in the comment section.
And, when you write a contribution, you are commenting on some of other authors' work.