Tools for Writers

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The most important thing to learn is this: mastery of any craft only comes after the (who said this?) 10,000 hours of practical effort under the guidance of those who know and have mastered the skill. What it means is we learn from experience, from the doing of something while taking advice from those we respect and have value in the world of our craft. It’s not easy, it’s not quick, but the journey will lead you to the most amazing places, both in the real world and everywhere else. Enjoy!

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The books I recommend for craft skills:

Save the Cat, Blake Snyder;
Story Engineering, Larry Brooks; (& Story Physics)
Syd Field – any of his books
Randy Ingermanson – The Snowflaker bloke
The Writers Journey, Christopher Vogler;
Story, Robert McKee;

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Renni Browne & Dave King

  • unfortunately, for people who are unable to use ‘real’ books, not all of the above are available as ebooks

WEA courses on Creative Writing {City of Adelaide}

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