Monday, October 11, 2010

Orson Scott Card Teaches you How to Write in 2 minutes flat

Orson Scott Card has been one of my most influential writing teachers. I went to every lecture he gave in Utah when I was in college, and they had an enormous influence on me even though I have read exactly ONE of his books and just a handful of his articles.

This: (about half-way down) pretty much sums up what I think about writing, English teachers, editing, etc.

It's a short must-read for writers.\


Skip to the middle if you don't want to read the whole thing (although it's all fast-paced and interesting), right to "The main advice is:...." and read from there.

Wow. The man is brilliant.

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