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Why Su-prose? "Su" in Sanskrit is a prefix for "good". This is a place where we will discuss and analyze prose (with a South Asian Connection) - that which is good, awesome, excellent, and maybe rant about prose that could be better.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Formula For Writing!!!

A great feature on thoughtcatalog.com lists some eye opening tips from great authors. If you want to hear it as it is, candid, with no rose tinted glasses, raw and to your face... then you must read these tips. Though you might have read a few of these earlier, it is certainly worth re-reading. What could be more inspiring than hearing these truths from the greats themselves!!!

Here are a few of my favorites --
  • There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
    ― W. Somerset Maugham
  • If writing seems hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things people do.
    – William Zinsser
  • Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.
    – Ernest Hemingway
  • Write drunk, edit sober.
    – Ernest Hemingway
  • Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
    – Oscar Wilde
Writing is an art, one that cannot be generalized or imprisoned by rules. I am a student of writing and I hope to be one till the very end. No one can claim to be a perfect artist, we all learn more with each of our works.

However, here is a simple guideline I am trying (very very hard) to follow --
1-- Write with your heart
2-- Read your work like it was not written by you
3-- Edit with your head 
4-- Repeat 1, 2, 3 over and over again!!!

The full article here.

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