Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Write What You Hate

The world is full of pronouncements for writers. I've made more than a few myself.

Bill Cameron articulates one that is worthy of the Top Ten list here with Write What You Hate


10 comments:

Steven Ranney said...

I may be just that I am particularly slow today, but the link shows up as broken to me.

Jennifer Schubert said...

Same. Broken link.

briandbuckley.com said...

I think the article she's talking about is here:

http://www.portlandbookreview.com/writers-on-writing/9-1-11-write-what-you-hate/

BP said...

Thanks, @Briaandbuckley!

Angie said...

Great advice about living the experience for full blown research. I just finished County Line. From his prose I would say that Cameron keeps a moleskin in his pocket to note everything.

Kristin Laughtin said...

Good article, although it still seemed more of a case of write-what-you-don't-know that happened to be something he hated. However, learning to understand those you don't like, don't agree with, and so on is a great way to stretch your own mental horizons and make you a better person in addition to a better writer and character developer.

Alison Morris (aka miss ali) said...

Great article, thanks for sharing!

jesse said...

I am further impressed by your clients. You have great taste.

Janet Reid said...

Argh, sorry about the link thing. They even have a way to test links pre-post and I *still* blew it.


ARGH!!!


*swims off to beat head on rock*

Danica Page said...

Great article, thanks!