Wednesday, February 10, 2010
WEDNESDAY'S BURNING QUESTION
Ellen Hart writes:
M.D. Lake, author of the Peggy O'Neill mystery series, once began a talk to young writers by giving them what he considered his most important writing tip: "Beware of writers bearing tips." He was being funny, of course. Everyone laughed. But he was also being his usual ironic self. Someone once said--was it Raymond Chandler, Tony Hillerman--that there were three universal rules of writing, but nobody could agree on what they were. We've all learned how to write by writing. And along the way, we've all discovered ideas or habits that help us become better writers.
Thus, the burning question for today is: What is your most valuable writing tip?