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Be a Better Writer: 4 TED-Ed Videos

“There are three rules for writing a novel,” said W. Somerset Maugham. “Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” Funny guy, that Maugham. And while he’s right that there are no official, absolute rules for writing, there are plenty of helpful guidelines to be found. (We really like Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules for Good Writing and Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers, among others.) When it comes to visual writing lessons, the folks at TED-Ed have done a magnificent job pulling together some really helpful videos for writers of... Read More

Writing Tips from Neil Gaiman

Put one word after another, says Neil Gaiman. Write. Find the right word, put it down. Those are just a few choice selections from Gaiman’s Eight Rules of Writing, as featured on the Aerogramme Writers Studio. Of course there are more nuanced insights as well. We at The Big Brain Club are particularly fond of number 6: Fix it. Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write the next thing. Perfection is like chasing... Read More