Saturday, January 17, 2009

I'll tell you a story about Jack-a-nory; and now my story's begun.

Last year I proof-read the first novel of a friend of mine, which is great imho. Today The Times offers some advice on how to not write a boring book. Invaluable tips for would be authors from the no-nonsense book How NOT to Write a Novel. Not that this should be formulaic. The greatest stories make sense and tap into the imagination to take us beyond. Three places to go for a great story online. Try Jonah, Esther or One Sentence.

Think more with Andrew Fellows at L'Abri: The Two Streams, integrating reason and imagination (by his own confession in the mp3 not the most imaginatively written lecture on imagination but worth a listen).

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