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Why You Can’t Teach Writing

How do you learn to write? You learn by observing and doing, by reading good fiction and making attempts at your own. The truth is that writing is primarily self-taught, that the axiom that you must write a million words is on the mark, and that the first truth is this: To learn to write, you must be writing.

With my students who are writing and thinking about writing, I would have to actively give them bad advice like Play videogames rather than write. Don’t read anything. Only write when you’re in the mood. for them not to get better.
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Crypto- and Xenobiology and You: How To Build a Better, More Believable Beast, Using SCIENCE! With Seanan McGuire

Join prolific, award-winning, and overall amazing writer Seanan McGuire on Saturday, August 25, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time for a two hour session where anything could happen, but I’m pretty sure wasps will be mentioned. Live classes are taught online via … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Everett Maroon: Becoming a Writer

Everyone always wants to know the writer’s writing origins, when for many of us we can’t recall the first time we scratched out a story. Was it a moment of inspiration, they want to know, a story we’d run across … Continue reading

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