"Seven Steps to the Perfect Story."
Writing tips for the perfect story
… and today was a double shot of espresso kind of day
“ Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people. ”
“ In a longish life as a professional writer, I have heard a thousand masterpieces talked out over bars, restaurant tables and love seats. I have never seen one of them in print. Books must be written, not talked. ”
Morris L. West
“ Start typing that. Sometimes, a simple the simple rhythm of typing gets us through from page one to page two. When you begin to feel your own words,start typing them. ”
William Forrester, Finding Forrester (via permenantheadamage)