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Started by Cain, September 26, 2008, 06:35:49 PM

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Is there one really good current resource for this?  I've seen a bunch in here but would like to see something crisp, concise and well presented.

I'm in a writer's guild elsewhere and they are compiling resource links for the wiki.
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Not really.  Writing is such a personal and subjective process it is very hard to find a single guide that works for most people.


I don't know if this has been posted yet, but it's a source that I was given in my class:

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I don't think I've mentioned it here yet, but How to Read a Book is an excellent guide to reading, and insofar as a better reader makes a better writer it's a must have.
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Robert McKee's "Story" is geared towards screenwriting but it's great for any storyteller.
Here's a PDF of the key points -

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Quote from: MMMW on July 28, 2012, 09:07:34 PM
Robert McKee's "Story" is geared towards screenwriting but it's great for any storyteller.
Here's a PDF of the key points -

This is great.
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There are some very good comic book writing books that (obviously) apply in many ways to all types of writing. The only one that comes to mind now (as it is on my bookshelf) is Come In Alone by Warren Ellis.

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Or you could pull a Hunter S. Thompson and type out the Great Gatsby over and over again.

Or you could, oh, I don't know, actually learn the mechanics of writing (as an artist learns the mechanics of painting) and write something original.

Which I'm sure you learn from reading "On Writing" by Steven King lol

So then you type out "all work and no play makes jack a dull boy" over and over again instead?
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Dammit, the Wayback machine has nothing for this.
Is there another archive of this somewhere?
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