Monday, July 03, 2006

Good Writing Advice

I found this piece of good writing advice from Brian K. Vaughn. He writes a lot of kickass comics (Y the Last Man was starting while I still had my store).

Anyway, I don't know how many of you who read this care about writing, but here's a pearl of wisdom that I really liked. (I mean, I write every day and I think it makes sense.)

That's it. Everything else is meaningless. You can take all the classes in the world and read every book on the craft out there, but at the end of the day, writing is sorta like dieting. There are plenty of stupid fads out there and charlatans promising quick fixes, but if you want to lose weight, you have to exercise more and eat less. Period. Every writer has 10,000 pages of shit in them, and the only way your writing is going to be any good at all is to work hard and hit 10,001.

He also said that writers block was another word for video games.

I agree.

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