By Scott Edelstein
Author, editor, and literary agent Scott Edelstein has performed it all--and now this insider brings his worthwhile secrets and techniques to either starting and demonstrated writers. overlaying every thing from construction writing abilities to facing editors to beginning a writing company, this all-important advisor gets you began and aspect you within the correct path. With matter-of-fact recommendation and encouragement from knowledgeable, you will get the data, idea, and information you must write your top and start a winning writing profession.
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If you're writing for one or more of these reasons, stop! 32 : too THINGS EVERY WRITER NEEDS TO KNOW 18 If You Don't Like What You're Writing—Or the Act of Writing in General—You Can Always Stop. Inless it's required for your job or a class, writing is always a I choice, not an obligation. If you're working on a piece and you're not happy with how it's turning out, you don't have to finish it. Put it aside for a while and come back to it later—or file it away indefinitely and move on to something else.
That's why you'll need to discover your own, rather than follow someone else's. One final word on the subject: Some writers don't have a single process at all, but vary it according to the piece they're working on, how far along they are with it, how much or little trouble they're having with it, and what their instincts tell them. If this is what works best for you, do it without hesitation. 138 IOO THINGS EVERY WRITER NEEDS T O KNOW Discover the Times, Places, and Circumstances That Help You Write at Your Besl Y ou can do a great deal to energize and support your writing by paying attention to where you write, when you write, and the tools you write with.
Is your keyboard at the right height and angle? Is the center of your monitor at eye level? Furniture. Is your chair comfortable and the right height? Does it provide enough back support? Is your desk big enough to spread out all your notes and drafts? Writing tools. Each writer has their own long list of preferences here. Do you prefer a computer, a typewriter, a cartridge pen, or the ballpoint you bought last summer with just the right thickness and heft? Do you like plain white copy paper, legal pads, spiral notebooks, or blank bound books?
100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Scott Edelstein