Writing Tips by Gary Speer

Tips for writers, musing about writing and life

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Practice helps your writing craft, writing skills grow

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Practicing your writing helps you become more skilled as a writer — and it can make your writing income grow as well. I’ve found an excellent writing resource that I may have mentioned before, but I think it deserves a serious look for any of you who are serious about any sort of career as writers. I’m referring to the website/blog site of Dean Wesley Smith, a writer whose work and instruction I am coming to love. He’s been incredibly helpful, wonderfully inspirational, and highly entertaining. One of the many words of advice Dean frequently offers is the importance of […] Read More >

Writers must love, or learn to love, language if they are to write well

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Writers need to love language, everything about language. If you don’t find grammar, usage, words, word play, even spelling fascinating, chances are you’re not doing as well at being a writer as you might like. When it gets right down to it, words and all aspects of language — in my case the English language, most specifically American English — are all we writers have got. We really don’t even have our innermost (if there really is such a thing as “innermost”) thoughts without language, without words. Because without language, and specifically without words, we cannot have “thoughts,” can we? […] Read More >

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