Chuck Palahniuk--The writer's resource

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RiayNight
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Chuck Palahniuk--The writer's resource

Post by RiayNight » December 30th, 2009, 7:08 pm

Hey everyone! So last semester one of my English teachers posted this link to Chuck Palahniuk's official website. Essentially, it is an entire page full of incredibly helpful links and essays concerning ALL things writing--writing itself, finding an agent, self-publishing, etc. I found it really useful, so I thought I would share the link here so that you guys could take a look at it too.

http://chuckpalahniuk.net/workshop/resource

I personally really like Chuck's essay on there:

http://chuckpalahniuk.net/workshop/essa ... -palahniuk

One of the tips that helped me out a lot was this one:

"When you don't want to write, set an egg timer for one hour (or half hour) and sit down to write until the timer rings. If you still hate writing, you're free in an hour. But usually, by the time that alarm rings, you'll be so involved in your work, enjoying it so much, you'll keep going. Instead of an egg timer, you can put a load of clothes in the washer or dryer and use them to time your work. Alternating the thoughtful task of writing with the mindless work of laundry or dish washing will give you the breaks you need for new ideas and insights to occur. If you don't know what comes next in the story… clean your toilet. Change the bed sheets. For Christ sakes, dust the computer. A better idea will come."

I always keep that one in mind when I'm really having one of those "Dear God, I do not want to write today--I feel so useless" days. It really does help!

Anyway, I hope you all find the site as informative and helpful as I did. Enjoy!

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Re: Chuck Palahniuk--The writer's resource

Post by Ermo » December 30th, 2009, 10:41 pm

Thanks for the resource!

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