Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully

Readers forgive me, it’s been a couple days since my last post… Anyway, I came across this pretty good article on writing and thought I’d pass it along:

Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully: in Ten Minutesby Stephen King

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4 Responses to Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully

  1. Martha says:

    I love it!

  2. nstryker says:

    i have the hardest time with #3. after a second draft, the paper seems perfect to me. and it’s so hard to get constructive criticisms beyond basic grammer out of people.

  3. JB says:

    Ya, I think in most cases a quick review is fine. I think he’s focusing more (at least on that point and some others) on professional writing, in which case you shouldn’t be careless about what you put out there, because once it’s out there, there’s no taking it back. Writing on the web is a little better in this regard, since you can at least go back and correct a mistake if you find it later.

  4. michel says:

    Interesting. If, on the other hand you just want to write well, I find this sums it up nicely: (The “basics” only) http://www3.uakron.edu/uapress/pubwell.html

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