There’s some excellent writing advice here, from Louis l’Amour, Jodi Picoult, Tony Hellerman, Richard Bach and Phil Huston.
Oops – Wrote Myself Into a Corner
Ever written yourself into a corner? I did. Recently. Here’s how I did it.
One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter – who was a child at the time – asked me, “Daddy, why are you writing so fast?” And I replied, “Because I want to see how the story turns out!” — Louis L’Amour
I grew up on Louis L’Amour. My father consumed Louis L’Amour books like he did Rolaids as a traveling salesman, Fig Newtons (should they be eaten with the fingers?), Cheez-Its and cigarettes at home. The L’Amour’s that were open on their face, resting on the ugly dark green plaid chair in the den, were to be left alone until they ended up in the magazine basket. Once fallen, they were mine.
I won’t laundry list the authors who have said, in words similar…
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