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    Re: Best writing advice you have ever gotten?

    Be ruthless in your editing. Especially if you have a particularly favorite bit. Economy is your friend.

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    Re: Best writing advice you have ever gotten?

    "You have to follow your inner passion and your inner perv."

    Told to me by Kelly Link, though I think she may have been quoting a friend of hers. I interpret it to mean write the things that only you can write, and don't waste time being apologetic for whatever those things happen to be. In some ways similar to Kelly Sue's "Be brave."

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    Re: Best writing advice you have ever gotten?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Sue View Post
    (The actual advice was, "don't be afraid to show your ass" and it came from Our Host, Mr. Brian M. Bendis.)
    Good phrasing .

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    Re: Best writing advice you have ever gotten?

    There is no right way to write a comic script (Dwayne McDuffie told me this as well as to never give up). All readers want to be is entertained, that you have something honest and interesting to say (short version of what BMB tells everyone). Overwriting is just an example of clumsy thoughts (a former on-line friend told me this).
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    Re: Best writing advice you have ever gotten?

    Quote Originally Posted by EJFischer View Post
    "You have to follow your inner passion and your inner perv."

    Told to me by Kelly Link, though I think she may have been quoting a friend of hers. I interpret it to mean write the things that only you can write, and don't waste time being apologetic for whatever those things happen to be. In some ways similar to Kelly Sue's "Be brave."
    Inner perv? Totally .

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    Re: Best writing advice you have ever gotten?

    May I add:

    Don't stick to one time period. Use flashbacks! Flash forward! Preferably, multiple times in the same chapter. This will keep the reader alert as they try to figure out where the hell the story is in the timeline.

    Use big words. The biggest and most obscure you know. As often as you can. Your readers should all have dictionaries, and enjoy using them repeatedly as they read.

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    Don't be a dick.

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    Re: Best writing advice you have ever gotten?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Sue View Post
    Don't be a dick.
    Have you beein talking to Wil Wheaton?

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    Re: Best writing advice you have ever gotten?

    Thought that was an seo backlinker.
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    Re: Best writing advice you have ever gotten?

    Here's some good stuff from the South Park guys on writing. I use it now in my outlines:
    http://www.mtvu.com/video/?vid=689002
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