The Secret Truth About Writing

Brilliant advice from the Red Pen of Doom. I love the idea of taking a red pen to other people’s published works. Hmm…maybe I’ll try re-writing Twilight…

 

You can find the rest of my posts on the subject of writing, under the category The Writing Process, found in the right hand column of my blog.

The Red Pen of Doom

When was the last time you went to a movie and wanted to stay behind and watch it again?

What was the last political stump speech that made you laugh and cry and want to go knock on the doors of your neighbors to make sure they voted?

When was the last time you read a newspaper story that built up to an amazing climax instead of petering off into boring little details?

More people are writing more things than ever before. Movies and TV shows, blogs and newspapers, hardcover novels and digital e-books. Yet most of it is forgettable. Trite. Boring.

It used to be, blockbuster movies were the ones that had amazing special effects. STAR WARS showed us things we’d never seen before, like lightsabers. Who doesn’t want a lightsaber? JURASSIC PARK gave us dinosaurs that weren’t claymation or puppets. Today, though, any old TV show can afford…

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