Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Places To Go For Learning More About Writing


If being a writer is a dream of yours, you have probably come to the realization that there is more to the craft of writing than simply sitting down and typing - and if you are serious about learning what more there is, you may have been wondering where you should go in order to learn more about writing; while there are plenty of great options for learning about writing (and while you may receive different advice every different place you turn!), here are a few tried and tested ways by which you can pick up some extra pointers on the craft of writing.

Learning from others who are in the same place you are in is a great way to go, as these people are going to be uncovering new things about writing on their own while also learning things in their own studies, and the best places to go in order to find such people is writing blogs and writing groups; search for writing blogs that are written by other aspiring authors, and try to find a writing group that is full of eager, non-judgmental people, and you will be able to watch as your knowledge on the subject of writing expands.

You should also look for books about writing; there are a lot of books you will be able to find that fit this description, but one thing you should pay attention to is the names on the spine; if the books telling you how to write were written by unsuccessful authors, you may want to look elsewhere, but if the books were written by well-known authors and are highly regarded (a couple examples are Strunk & White's "Elements of Style" and Stephen King's "On Writing"), you are more likely to find useful information inside the pages.

And reading all the time is the best way of all to learn about writing - and not just the kinds of books you want to write yourself, but all other kinds of books also. As you read more often, you will see how other successful writers have done it, and this will get you closer to becoming a successful writer yourself!

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