Saturday, February 25, 2012
Chris's Philosophy of Writing
These are manifestos, rants, edicts, warnings, fundamental precepts, principle advice, and more. I claim no authority of fiat (in fact, sometimes that's what I'm most objecting to), but they are as close to the core nuggets of my personal philosophy of writing as anything is likely to get. Some are several articles surrounding a core idea like Dorothea Brande or politics. Some are very (very) long, some are obviously papers I wrote for college, and many are more than a little self indulgent. But all are fundamental to what I understand of writing.
My Mission Statement in three parts:
Control what people see when they Google you.
I will share my experiences in real time.
I will share what wisdom I have gained over the years.
Earning Your "Er."
No Apologies: A Defense of Why Speculative Fiction Should Need No Defense.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing- It's much more than just the writing part.
A Fish, a Rat, and a Prescriptivist Walk Into a Bar Why most linguistic prescriptivism bothers me.
Ten thousand hours It takes a lot of work. A LOT of work.
NaNoWriMo: The Good, The Bad, and the Really Really Ugly
The A to Zen of a Writer's Life
The Modern Artist's Survival Guide
An Open Letter to Lynn Shepherd
The 17 Rules of Writing
A Passive Aggressive Memo to Other Artists
On Sister Act 2 and How to Know If You Should Be a Writer
Ten Reasons to Write Daily (Accentuate the Positive)
Don't Make It So Damned Hard
On Failing Your way to Success
Consider Your Writing Talent Build Carefully
This Populist Writing Philosophy (Mailbox)
The Lessons of Brande Dorothea Brande's book Becoming A Writer has shaped how I fundamentally approach writing. 1 The book and what it's about. 2 Cultivating internal dualism. 3 Morning writing. 4 The Floating Half Hour of Writing
It's Really Okay NOT to Write. Really Intro & Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7
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