Maxims for writers

You can never cover the basics too often.

madgeniusclub

NOTE: Fans of Niven and Heinlein will recognize the fingerprints of those two fine masters here.

In no particular order . . . .

There is writing for readers, and there is writing for other writers, and there is writing for critics. I strongly advise the first, and I also strongly advise against the second and third. Why? Because other writers are not the audience. Critics are also not the audience. This is sometimes difficult to discern in a very-small genre like Science Fiction, where the lines between authors and fans, authors and critics, fans and critics, etc., are extremely blurry. So many authors get themselves tied up in knots worrying about what has gone before. They will launch themselves into ever more esoteric experiments with style and subject, trying to “innovate” for the sake of jaded eyes, while losing the entire point: that each new generation of readers comes…

View original post 1,901 more words

Advertisements

About MishaBurnett

I am the author of "Catskinner's Book", a science fiction novel available on Amazon Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MPNBNS
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s