Sunday, November 29, 2009
"Most agree on common hurdles: procrastination, writer's block, the terror of failure that looms over a new project and the attention-sucking power of the Internet."
If these "hurdles" sound familiar to you, look at "How to Write a Great Novel" by Alexandra Alter (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703740004574513463106012106.html). Alter reports on how seventeen successful authors manage their writing process so as to go over, under or around these hurdles. As this article indicates, every writer develops different (sometimes very different) ways to get their writing done. If your process is not working for you, look at the suggestions in How to Write a Paper.
Returning visitors will notice some changes to the Writing Guide. The changes include the addition of this blog, the move of the main navigation bar to your left, and new content including the interview with prolific ILP writer Mary Erl. Enjoy!