Research is great, unless of course it’s merely a tool for procrastination. I’m starting to think my “discovery phase,” as I called it, of becoming the writer I aspire to be has gone on long enough.
I’m reading two books on writing.* It sounds inspiring, productive, even disciplined, doesn’t it? Although the books offer unique and practical advice, I have yet to implement these words of wisdom into my own creative outbursts.
To help myself write, I’ve decided to restructure this blog to better suit my writing. So, when I read something, I’ll blog about it. I may even write a blurb to exercise my newly learned tip. If I’m feeling courageous, I may even post it here. If you have experience with writing (and even if you don’t) I strongly encourage you to voice your opinion. If you are an aspiring writer yourself, I encourage you to visit often to pick up some of these bits of advice I’ll be posting; let me know if they work for you.
*The two books are:
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them, by Francine Prose
How to Write Like Chekhov: Advice and Inspiration, Straight from His Own Letters and Work, edited and intro by Piero Brunello and Lena Lencek