Writing

Dean Wesley Smith’s approach

I just found this out this morning. Dean Wesley Smith’s approach to writing. What he says aligns very well to my own thinking. If you need awards and acclaims in order to listen to someone, he has written 200+ books, NYT bestseller and all the awards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypG4iuJ9_ck

Write into the dark. Start writing without really plotting or knowing where the story is going to go, and let your characters tell the story for you. Once you finish, don’t rewrite. Sure, show it to your alpha reader, and fix any typos or errors, but don’t get stuck in rewrites. Put it out there on the market and leave it there.

Check out his books, but specially Heinlein’s Rules: Five Simple Business Rules for Writing¬†

Just write.

Relvin does not lean left or right, democratic or conservative. He does not believe one group to be better than the other or one to be righteous while the other malevolent. Everything written by Relvin, unless otherwise specified, is what he believed to be the absolute truth at the time of writing it. New evidence or research can and will be taken into consideration, as it should.

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