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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The "Right Way" to Write...

I just read a wonderful article by Diana Gabaldon (of Outlander fame). The article was about how to structure novel chapters—granted, not an engrossing subject—but it's terrific because it contains the following quote, which should be inked onto every writer's computer monitor:

"Once the book is printed and bound, nobody can tell how you wrote it. Did you work with an outline? Did you write it backwards? Did you work on it every day, or once a week? NOBODY CAN TELL. All they can see is that here's a book, period.

Which means that you can do it any dang way you want. Anything that lets you get words on the page is the Right Way to write."

Read the rest of the Gabaldon article here.


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