Writing Tips by Gary Speer

Tips for writers, musing about writing and life

Posts Tagged ‘outlining’

Organization, self-discipline win the day for writers — or do they?

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Careful organization combined with self-discipline are a must for successful writers, aren’t they? Or, are they really? Perhaps a better question would be: What works best for you when it comes to your writing career? I recall some years ago, when I was aspiring to being the next Stephen King or Dean Koontz, or perhaps Lawrence Block or Evan Hunter/Ed McBain, I read everything I could find in the way of how-to books by successful novelists. I even bought a book (The Marshall Plan, perhaps, was the name of it? I don’t remember.) which claimed to show a step-by-step system […] Read More >