Teju Cole’s Rules On Writing

  In this guest post Emmanuel Iduma, co-publisher and creative director of Saraba Magazine, shares some inspiring and practical advice from Teju Cole. Eight Letters to a Young Writer evolved as a fictional exercise addressed by Teju Cole to…

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23 Writing Tips from Booker-Prize Winning Authors

I. Eleanor Catton, winner in 2013 for The Luminaries “Read everything. You can learn from everything that has a narrative—books, of course, but also films, TV shows, computer games, advertisements, conversations, speeches, articles, the news. Read…

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3 Writing Tips from George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones, the first book in George R.R. Martin’s mind-bogglingly successful A Song of Ice and Fire series, was first published on this day in 1996. Martin is frequently asked for advice by aspiring…

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Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories

By S.S. Van Dine, a pseudonym for art critic and detective novelist Willard Huntington Wright. First published in The American Magazine in September 1928.  The detective story is a kind of intellectual game. It is more — it…

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Sherman Alexie’s Top 10 Tips for Writers

Sherman Alexie is the author of 24 books including Reservation Blues which received an American Book Award in 1996. His first young adult fiction novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, has sold over…

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