2/2/2015 4:30:21 PM
In which we compile a list of resources for writers
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In this video John August discusses where his ideas come from.
In this video Screenwriters of some of the most critically-acclaimed films of 2014/2015 discuss writing.
In this video Christopher Nolan discusses Interstellar
Brandon Sanderson's lectures on writing
About: Brandon teaches Creative Writing at Brigham Young University.
In this video Brandon outlines the different writing methods: Gardners and Architects.
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"I think we try to be experts because we’re scared; we don’t want to feel foolish or worthless; we want power because power is a great disguise."
"A good days work, is if I have one typed page at the end of the day, two is amazing, three is a miracle."
"none of those people are gonna make the art that you will make"
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"You admire characters for attempting more than what their successes have been."
Including Zadie Smith's ten rules of writing
"Don’t romanticise your ‘vocation.’ You can either write good sentences or you can’t. There is no ‘writer’s lifestyle.’ All that matters is what you leave on the page."
"My most important rule is one that sums up the 10: if it sounds like writing, I rewrite it."
"there is one thing at the core of a character that can never change"
"Write characters who are both “very small and very tenacious; at once very frail and very heroic.” Let them have contradictions."
"I would encourage anyone that’s writing a novel to be as out there as they possibly can. But as a way of getting yourself kick-started, why not go completely traditional?"
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"Look, read within that genre to understand what people are doing, but then go and read outside your comfort zone."
(Marc often interviews storytellers)
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