P. 1
20 Tips for Writers by Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers by Douglas Clegg

4.79

|Views: 23,826|Likes:
Published by Douglas Clegg
FREE (don't pay for this!) Did you know there are 20 Tips for Writers -- SECRETS of the trade? It's true! Read it, Share it, Readcast it. Then, visit DouglasClegg.com -- and discover the hidden powers of tips related to:

Coffee, blogs, social media and cats -- and how they will help (or hurt) your writing.

It's an enigma wrapped in a conundrum buried six feet down in a subconscious and caught in the web of that spider that's made its home just above your desk.
FREE (don't pay for this!) Did you know there are 20 Tips for Writers -- SECRETS of the trade? It's true! Read it, Share it, Readcast it. Then, visit DouglasClegg.com -- and discover the hidden powers of tips related to:

Coffee, blogs, social media and cats -- and how they will help (or hurt) your writing.

It's an enigma wrapped in a conundrum buried six feet down in a subconscious and caught in the web of that spider that's made its home just above your desk.

More info:

Published by: Douglas Clegg on May 12, 2010
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reserved

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/12/2014

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

1

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

This ebook is free for you to read, share, and even re-post. Just respect copyright, no altering of text or photos, and don't print it out. This is meant to be read online. Thank you.

2

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

This ebook is copyright 2010 Douglas Clegg.

All images are from iStockphoto.com, with permission of the copyright holders of the various images, as listed below by copyright holder and page number where the image can be found. Interior & cover images with approximate page:
Laptop/books image: ©iStockphoto.com/pagadesign Coffee cup: ©iStockphoto.com/Lise Gagne Computer kid: ©iStockphoto.com/mammamaart Vintage cupid/scroll: ©iStockphoto.com/nicoolay Page 10, sleepy baby: ©iStockphoto.com/Rosemarie Gearhart Page 11, cake: ©iStockphoto.com/Irina Vakhtangova Page 12, brain: ©iStockphoto.com/Sebastian Kaulitzki Page 13, cat laptop: ©iStockphoto.com/Katrina Brown Page 14, Shakespeare: ©iStockphoto.com/peterspiro Page 15, vintage telephone: ©iStockphoto.com/nicoolay Page 16, burnt bulb: ©iStockphoto.com/Kim Hall Page 19, recipe/laptop: ©iStockphoto.com/Milan Zeremski
3

Douglas Clegg

Page 20, happy friends: ©iStockphoto.com/Entienou Page 21, book-hater: ©iStockphoto.com/Linda Steward Page 22, cat/fish: ©iStockphoto.com/Lise Gagne Page 23, airplane: ©iStockphoto.com/luminis Page 24, chapter 1: ©iStockphoto.com/Andrzej Tokarski Page 25, book cat: ©iStockphoto.com/ Alex Bramwell

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Page 26, thief: ©iStockphoto.com/ Angel Herrero de Frutos Page 27, calendars: ©iStockphoto.com/ Katy Jones Page 28, writer laptop: ©iStockphoto.com/ MiquelMunill Page 30, the end: ©iStockphoto.com/ Diane Diederich Page 31, fly: ©DeenaWarnerDesign.com exclusively for DouglasClegg.com

Whew! That's a long list. On to the fun stuff.

4

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

About Me I'm Douglas Clegg. My novels and stories have been published for many years. I write supernatural tales, horror, suspense and fantasy. I'm a serious writer. Honest. Just ask me. Well, sometimes. I'm offering these tips with good humor. Sometimes the best laughs in life are the ones at your own expense.

5

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Please tell your friends to come pick up their copy of this ebook. And subscribe to my free newsletter at DouglasClegg.com/newsletter (Free ebooks & screensavers & more at my newsletter.)

6

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

If this ebook is fun for you, I'm glad. Writing fiction is lonely and rough at times. But I can't imagine spending my life doing anything else. I bet you're the same way.

7

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

You might want to pick up one of my books, too. You like to read? Of course. Try my recently published books Like Neverland or Isis -- or whatever books of mine are currently available. Just visit my website at DouglasClegg.com to find out more. And now, let the tips begin.
8

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #1: Coffee. Coffee.

And more coffee. Then, a nap.

9

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #2: Figure out story ahead of time. Then, forget it.

Nap time again.

10

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #3:

Don't believe other writers when they say it's hard. It's a piece of cake.

Hmm, time for a snack.

11

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #4:

If you get a headache, time for another nap.

12

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #5: No one understands you. Except the cat.

No, wait -- she doesn't understand you, either.
13

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #6: Blame other writers for why you can't write.

The more famous the writer, the better. Ah, that feels good, now, doesn't it?

14

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #7:

Interrupt your friends who are writing -- to make sure their word counts stay low.

You're really helping them. Honest.

15

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #8: Very zen.

Your mind is blank. At one with the universe.

Nice. Peaceful. No writing today!

16

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #9: More coffee.

Major scene to write.

Oh, too much. Now you're wired. It's impossible to write.
17

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #10:

Rant and rail against --oh, just pick something -- on your blog. Hey, that's writing, right?

Ah, feels better now. That hit the spot.

18

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #11:

Who needs to write a novel? You heard that Julie person did Julia Child recipes on her blog. Now she's rich.

Do that, too.

19

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #12:

If you "friend" a thousand published writers on social media sites, you'll absorb industry and talent by osmosis.

Or will you? Still, you can friend Douglas Clegg on Facebook, Twitter, Scribd or Myspace.

20

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #13:

Hate books that people like. It'll make you a better novelist.

"Not that Clegg novel, Lord Humphrey!"
21

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #14: Or is that you?

The cat's breath stinks of fish and...brandy. Time for a shower.

22

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #15:

If only you could fly to Venice in the morning, you'd get the setting of your new novel right. Then, the story would flow.

But you can't. Too bad!

23

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #16: You seem to recall that someone like Hemingway said to write one true thing.

You find this impossible because truth is subjective. More coffee.
24

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #17:

Buy books on writing. Put them under your pillow at night.

By dawn, you'll know ALL.

25

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #18: Someone snuck into your room and stole your manuscript and published it overnight. It's in all the bookstores. Thief!

Oh, wait. It's not really your novel.
26

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #19: Wait for NANOWRIMO to begin writing your brilliant novel. It's the only way to do it. The other months are too much fuss.

27

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Writing Tip #20*: Just start writing.

Doubt is your friend. Forget outcome. Forget everything but the story.

*Okay, this is the only one that's absolutely true. Try it. Ignore the rest.
28

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

29

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Go forth and write your stories, your novels. No excuses.

Go on. You're done with this little ebook. Silly $%&! ebook.

30

Douglas Clegg

20 Tips for Writers

Find out more about Douglas Clegg - click here.

Whatever you do, don't swat the fly.

I'm serious.

31

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->