“Writing is hard, but don’t overlook the difficulty — and the importance — of editing your own work before letting others see it. Here’s how.”
“Mary Dash, Chief of the Congressional Correspondence and Quality Review Branch of the Internal Revenue Service, wrote these excellent writing tips.”
Great storytelling tips from 1928. Makes me want to try my hand at a detective novel!
Daniel Benneworth-Gray on the neurotic thought processes that go into writing an “About”-page for a personal website.
And then there's the big question that all Aboutists must wrestle sooner to later: which perspective to stump for? Go for first person and risk sounding like a complete egomaniac – I did this, I am this, I do this, look at me, look at me. Write in third person and sound like … well, a regular maniac. Who is this disembodied narrator hovering over your work? Morgan Freeman? Sandi Toksvig? Oh right, it's just you, hiding behind a curtain and putting on a serious voice.
Inspiring article by Tom Cleveland about the effect of plugging away at creative endeavors, one small bit at a time, and how it adds up.
Write! You have to practice to get better. If you can’t do anything else, write in a journal.