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Thursday, March 16, 2017

KEYS TO THE WRITING ART

WRITING IS A MUSCLE, it must be exercised.

Chose your themes, your shticks - choose the
fives things that obsesses you,things that bug you... stories you keep returning to, and write 
them down.

Self-consciousness is your enemy when writing.

There is a parallel between writing and singing.
You want to eventually sound the way you think you sound on tape...and when you get there, you're a singer... when you really do sound that way.

In the same way,  you want to write the way you talk
        when you're telling a story at the local
          bar, talking to your friends, having fun,
      gettin' a few laughs, whispering in someone's ear and getting personal... dirty
laughs ...
     GET RID OF YOUR INTERNAL CENSOR..
        Get back to your street talk.

       Anything that fucks with your spontaneity
has got to go.

       For example, if I have an appointment a 3 P.M.,  I can't write at 10:00 A.M . That's why I'm a hermit with no social engagements whatsoever.

Cheers!  (Copyright everything) 


(C)2017 by W.G. Milne