KEYS TO THE WRITING ART

KEYS TO THE WRITING ART

WRITING IS A MUSCLE, it must be exercised.

Chose your themes, your shticks – choose the
fives things that obsesses you,things that bug you…
stories you keep returning to, and write 
them down.

Self-consciousness is your enemy when writing.

There is a parallel between writing and singing.
You want to eventually sound the way you think you sound
on tape…and when you get there, you’re a singer…
when you really do sound that way on tape.
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In the same way,  you want to write the way you talk
        when you’re telling a story at the local
          bar, talking to your friends, having fun,
      gettin’ a few laughs, whispering in someone’s ear and
getting personal… dirty
laughs …
     GET RID OF YOUR INTERNAL CENSOR..
*  
      Get back to your street talk.
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       Anything that fucks with your spontaneity
has got to go.

       For example, if I have an appointment a 3 P.M.,  
I can’t write at 10:00 A.M . That’s why I’m a hermit
with no social engagements whatsoever.

Cheers!  (Copyright everything) 


(C)2017 by W.G. Milne


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