5/3/14: This Week’s Posts about Writing

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Here are my posts about writing this week, along with some posts about writing from others. This week there are posts on why practice isn’t enough, whose critique counts most, writing advice from Jack London and how your book can be the blasting cap that sets off a career explosion. There are pointers to posts from others about dealing with a blogging slump and how Lee Odden writes.

Wally Bock’s Posts about Writing this Week

Writing Tip: Practice isn’t enough

It’s true that you learn to write well by writing. That’s just not the whole story.

Whose critique counts most?

Lots of people may critique your writing. How can you identify the most helpful ones?

Advice from the Masters: Jack London

Here’s some advice from Jack London that may hold the key to his astounding productivity.

Your book is a blasting cap

Blasting caps are little explosives that set off bigger explosives. Your book can be the thing that sets off big career success.

Other Helpful Posts about Writing

From ProBlogger: In a Blog Slump? Here’s What to Do

“As I’ve chatted to other bloggers over the years, it’s become apparent that almost everyone goes through a bit of a slump. Some of us bow out quietly, having enjoyed the fun while it lasted. Others leave blogs to stagnate, not knowing what to do so they don’t do anything at all. The rest of us find our groove again somewhere further down the line and are grateful we didn’t quite hit that ‘delete’ button, tempting as it was.”

From Demian Farnworth: Here’s How Lee Odden Writes

“He’s appeared in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and the New York Times. He’s presented in Hong Kong, London, San Francisco, and New York City. He is a fixture at annual events like Content Marketing World, Social Media Marketing World, and BlogWorld Expo.”

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