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Thinking out loud about National Novel Writing Month

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Free Book Promo (Through Friday): Write with Lions eBook

veritasnoir:

This DIY writing workbook is free through Friday, the 13th.

Could you share the link with your favorite teachers and writing students, so they can grab a bunch of free copies before it goes back to full price?

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onesilentpoet asked: Hello Neil, Have you ever written a full book which hasn't been published? If so, how do you feel looking back on it now? Also, looking to the future, if you'd spent thousands of hours researching, writing, and rewriting a book to find you just weren't happy with the finished product, would you publish it anyway?

neil-gaiman:

My first book is sitting in the attic, unpublished. And I’m glad it wasn’t published, because when I came to read it to my daughter, twenty years after I wrote it, I discovered that it wasn’t very good. But I don’t believe a second of the time I spent writing it was wasted.

You’ve got a lot of bad words and awkward plots inside you. Better to get them all down on paper, so the good ones can come out.

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tragedyseries:

My apologies for the delay on this posting. I was caught up in adventures of my own and I wanted to be sure that each of you might have the opportunity to test your metal with this handy diagram before venturing forward on perilous endeavors. Best of luck, dear readers

tragedyseries:

My apologies for the delay on this posting. I was caught up in adventures of my own and I wanted to be sure that each of you might have the opportunity to test your metal with this handy diagram before venturing forward on perilous endeavors. Best of luck, dear readers

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Anonymous asked: I've been writing a lot and to be honest half of it is complete crap is this normal or am i just a terrible writer?

brianmichaelbendis:

half means you may be a genius :)

i would kill for half.

you have to purge those pages man, we all do. don’t stop because of it. 

we try to make it look smooth and easy and only show you the good stuff but behind the scenes we all go through it. i just junked an entire issue of uncanny except for 2 pages.  no one will ever see it. 

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