I’ve started a project to write a million words this year.
It’s half crazy New Year’s resolution and half realistic endeavor.
I want to talk about what I think will make it work right now. I might have to change, but it’ll be for posterity if nothing else. Then we’ll see if I succeeded or failed, and how far I went astray.
While working on my MFA, I read something like a half-dozen different full-length books on writing from the perspective of highly successful authors (King, Lamott, Mailer, and McPhee stand out), and the program included more snippets, lectures, interviews, and round-tables on writing.
One challenge that I had to overcome immediately was figuring out how to sort and filter information.
People have a limited ability for information intake and storage, and a limited ability to convert stored information into practice.
So, what’s the best way to look at writing advice?