Literary Liaisons

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25 Ways to Improve Your Writing

I love This Writers Digest article,

25 Ways to ImproveYour Writing in 30 Minutes a Day
Is well worth your time and energy to read and
put into practice.
For example, here’s an excerpt regarding voice –

“The desire to develop a voice of your own may make you wish you could write like some others you’ve read. Feel no guilt; all artists stand on the shoulders of those they admire. Thus, for 30 minutes: Rewrite a page of your writing in the style of someone you admire. Don’t worry about losing yourself in the process—you’ll be doing just the opposite.””
—Art Spikol –  Reprinted from Writers Digest

I love this article, it’s like a mini class. Cheers, Mindy

2 comments on “25 Ways to Improve Your Writing

  1. Pamela
    September 23, 2011

    I have written poems this way too–taking the structure of another and sliding in my own nouns and verbs. Thanks, Mindy.

  2. Stephen Hayes
    September 23, 2011

    I read somewhere that if you borrow from one person its called "plagiarism," but if you borrow from "two" people it's called "style."

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