Going the Distance



Some personal thoughts on planning a story... and then sticking with it.

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Adam Birch from all over, currently North SF Bay Area is reading Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon February 25, 2014 - 11:26pm

This is a real kick in the ass.

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Kris Turner March 1, 2012 - 7:39am

I've only been a member here for 24 hours, but man, the stuff I've learned already outweighs what I've learned in the previous 2 years. Amazing stuff.

Does anyone have any idea how often the 200 Proof class is taught? Next time it's on, I'm in.

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Ben666 from Montreal, Canada is reading Scar Tissue, by Marcus Sakey February 21, 2012 - 2:19pm

Don't wait for inspiration to write, write to get inspired....that's about right.

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Hetch Litman from Somewhere in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest is reading The Violent Bear it Away by Flannery O'Connor December 17, 2011 - 11:10am

I just finished the art of the short story and I can't WAIT for the next 200 proof.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. October 28, 2011 - 10:36pm

Writing the summary of a paragraph in 2 words is some of the most brilliant advice I've ever read.  I've NEVER heard that or thought of it.  Shit.  That would focus the story so much for a rewrite.  Thank you.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 28, 2011 - 8:43pm

Damn it I wish I had the pennies for Craig's class.

His essays are always brilliant. Definitely gonna try that first method of brainstorming he outlines out at some point.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 28, 2011 - 6:43pm

I feel like these are the sort of things you remind yourself every time but then inconveniently forget, and then I'm asking "why do you do this to yourself?" when I come back to my bad habits like a battered lover.

I need this article tattooed on the stem of my brain.

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enough from Indiana is reading Warmed and Bound October 28, 2011 - 5:27pm

Inner critic and constant rewriting=me. Thank you sir for making me feel not so alone in the corner of my mind.

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iBronco from New Jersey is reading White Noise October 28, 2011 - 2:08pm

"...don’t wait for inspiration to write; write to become inspired."


That last lined summed everything up perfectly.