THE INNER READER – MY TIP FOR WRITERS AT TOR

By 7th June 2013Uncategorised

Ever write something, read it online and then wince at your own tone? Me too, and I’m really not this authoritarian in real life … but I am with my own writing because my inner reader takes over. Anyway, I was asked to contribute some writing advice to Tor, and for me at least, the topic I have chosen might be the most important facet of my writing these days. It is subjective and also my own shield of protection in what seems to be a blizzard of books showering the planet whenever I log on to FB (including my own). Every time I walk into a library or bookshop, I also think ‘who needs any of my shit?’ So all I can do is try to make my own snow flakes as thick, cold and sharp as possible: hoping they will be the type that land on the surface of an eye and require more than one blink to remove. There are conflicting approaches on this matter, but I was asked for my take, so I gave up the most useful one I know, which is about examining your own work critically before it leaves your desk.

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/06/inner-reader-writing-tips-adam-nevill

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