A few weeks back, I shared my 3 Writing Commandments so when I came across the video below, it seemed only right to share that too. I’m pretty excited to bring you one of my favorite writers of all time: Chuck Wendig. In the flesh. Kind of.
I don’t call him “Master Wendig” for nothing. I’ve been following his blog for a while and he manages to be hilarious, gentle and crass all at the same time. Here are his 5 secrets to writing. Short, sweet, simple…and with no unicorn blood.
The camera’s a bit shaky, but the message is spot on.
If you need more Chuck — and let’s face it, we all need more Chuck — he will be live at the Crossroads Writing Conference in Georgia October 5-7. Details here!
If Chuck Wendig isn’t enough for you (you greedy writer, you), there’s more! Chris Baty — the founder of NaNoWriMo — will be the keynote speaker at the Crossroads conference. I’m completely POUTING that I can’t go.
[Plus, judging from the paragraphs above, I need an intervention for my em-dash addiction.]
If you need more Chuck after that, I highly recommend his writing books. I own two of them and reference them on those really bad days.
And if you start getting Chuck-withdrawals when you’re done with all that, you can find more straightforward, no B.S., crack-you-up writing advice at his blog on TerribleMinds. Here’s a link to all his writing posts.
OK, I’ll take off my fan-girl outfit and turn the place over to you.
Who are your writing teachers? Have they helped you over any particular hurdles in your writing life. Are you a Chuck Wendig fan-person, or is he new to you? What do you think of his advice? Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!