Wednesday, July 21, 2010

To be or not to... What was the question?

Hey Folks. Just like most writers, I am always trying to learn more about the craft and improve my writing. As a part of that I've subscribed to several newsletters from different authors.

Today I got one from Larry Brooks that I think EVERY writer should read. It's probably the most concise stating of these simple principles that I've ran across. So please head over and check out "The Most Important Question(s) in Storytelling and the Ensuing Two Questions That Allow You to Answer" by Larry Brooks. And get on his mailing list too. He's a bit of a pompous, arrogant bugger at times, but the guy knows his stuff.

And another one more geared at science fiction and fantasy writers out there is David Farland's Daily Kick in the Pants. Good stuff that only gets sent to your email.

1 comment:

  1. "He's a bit of a pompous, arrogant bugger at times, but the guy knows his stuff."

    LOL! Yes he is. The post you linked to is a very good one.

    I really need to find one of Larry's earlier books to read. I bought his latest and didn't really like it, which has me wondering about following his writing advice too closely. Especially in regards to how similar book writing is to screen writing. I felt his book would have made a good movie but that it wasn't all that good on paper. Which is something I've notice more and more with thriller/suspense type books.