What Writers say about WritingWriters say about writing
Kinsella, but in reality he has been giving good advices for hundreds of years. Here, as 12 other contributors, past and present, have emphasized the importance of literacy for the author to develop.
There are three things a man needs to be good at writing: the best writers to study, the best orators to watch and a lot of practice in his own music. For the spirit, it is what movement is for the human being. If you don't start by studying the best book, you may not have a prayer.
It is a hard craft that you have to gradually acquire by studying great writers; by trying to emulate them from the beginning; by dare to be inventive and by ruining your first work. As I was giving lessons in the field of typing - and I still say it - I told them that the best way to teach them how to read is to read.
Critical proofreading, note sections that do the work, how your favourite authors use verb, all useful knack. You' re going to see everything - rubbish, classic, good and evil, and how they do it. RTM Well, then, type. When you are learning from other authors, do not just the great ones, because if you do, you will be so full of desperation and anxiety that you will never be able to do close to them as they have done that you will stop typing.
You should see a great deal of trouble, too. "Skim the best, but also skim what's not so great. It' great shit is very depressing. If you begin to have a certain way of studying, it is already the beginning of your work. You learn what you adore and you learn to fall in love with other authors.
Other authors' loves are an important first stage. There are too many authors who try to keep their literacy down. I' ve known a lot of autodidactic folks who can do a lot better reading than I can. But the point is that a novelist needs a literary mind to be a success as a novelist, and you need to have some Dickens, some Dostoevski, some Melville and other great classic books - because they are part of our cosmopolitanism, and the good novelists bet on worldism when they do.
When you are a good book reader, when you are a good book reader, good book reader will come out of you. It may not be that simple, but if you want to study, go to the well. "So just hear, just literate and notate. Literacy actually means that it makes the letter making processes light and intimate; the writer's land is almost exactly in order with his documents and indentification.
Continuous literacy will draw you to a place (a way of thinking if you like the sentence) where you can type diligently and without self-confidence. As more you learn, the less likely you are to make a jerk out of yourself with your stylus or text processing software. "R "R'ead a Lot, Let's Win a Lot" is the great precept.
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