Posts filed under ‘Habits and Techniques of Writers’

rules of spontaneous prose (by jack kerouac)

Jack Kerouac’s brilliant, heartfelt advice about writing. Typically, silliness mixed in with profound wisdom. What a great mind and a loving heart the man had!

Continue Reading February 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

Habits and Techniques of Writers: Storytelling

Storytelling is not about conveying information. It’s about the joy of entering a world created by the storyteller, a world that can be entered and enjoyed as many times as the story is told well.

And whose story is worth telling? Everyone’s.

Continue Reading January 19, 2011 at 6:29 am 2 comments

Habits and Techniques of Writers: Engagement

In the introduction to this series, I talked about the art of careful observation. This post is about engagement. When is a writer NOT engaged, in some way, in “writing”?

Continue Reading October 28, 2010 at 2:34 am Leave a comment

Introducing Habits and Techniques of Writers: Observation

If anyone can be a writer, if writing is as natural as talking, then what is there to learn in a writing workshop? This new occasional column will explore some of the habits and techniques of writers.

Continue Reading October 21, 2010 at 9:46 am 3 comments


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