On Writing

How to write…

@mincarter wrote a very good blog post on the “how-to” of writing. I’m going to send you over there for a gander. One thing I would add though is that writing is a solitary profession for the most part. Like Mina, when I first started authors higher up on the food chain were kind to me and took me under their wings. As far as I can tell, that’s what we do! In the nursing field you often hear that “nurses eat their young.” And that is the damned truth–not for writing though. Most authors I know are happy to point you in the right direction if you take that first step and ask. But before you start working on a list of questions, do a little research for God’s sake. Google exists people and there’s no excuse in 2010 to not have at least clicked on a couple of links on the first page of a Google search.

Here’s the link to Mina’s full post: http://mina-carter.com/?p=2089

Carry on.