Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Authors Give a Hand to Young Writers

Writing is not an easy job. I should know--I've been sitting on partially written manuscripts since I was about 12. Editing I can hop to, no problem, but writing? Writing is tougher for me. Putting my own ideas down on paper is a terrifying thought.

I'm not alone in this fear though, and oftentimes writers need a little encouragement from their peers to get over the hump. Yesterday, BuzzFeed gave us a hand, by sharing "27 Pieces Of Advice For Writers From Famous Authors: where "Celebrated authors, editors and illustrators write advice to young writers on their hands for “Shared Worlds,” a two-week creative writing summer camp at Wofford College."

Here are some of my personal favorites:

1. Neil Gaiman.

Neil Gaiman.
Award-winning author of American GodsCoralineStardust and many more.

3. Garth Nix.

Garth Nix.
Award-winning author of the "Old Kingdom," "Seventh Tower" and "Keys to the Kingdom" series.

4. Karen Lord.

Karen Lord.
Author of Redemption in Indigo and The Best of All Possible Worlds.

5. Patrick Rothfuss.

Patrick Rothfuss.
Author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear.

8. Jody Lynn Nye.

Jody Lynn Nye.
Award-winning author of more than forty novels and one hundred short stories.

9. C.S.E. Cooney.

C.S.E. Cooney.
Noted author of science fiction short stories and poetry.

15. Lev Grossman.

Lev Grossman.
Bestselling author of The Magicians and The Magician King.

16. Gregory Norman Bossert.

Gregory Norman Bossert.
Noted short story author and illustrator.

17. Scott Eagle.

Scott Eagle.
Noted author and illustrator.

18. Jeff VanderMeer.

Jeff VanderMeer.
Award-winning editor, publisher and author of City of Saints and Madmen, among others.

26. Karin Tidbeck.

Karin Tidbeck.
Award-winning Swedish author of fantasy and weird fiction.

See them all HERE

1 comment:

  1. The URL for Shared Worlds, the teen writing camp this was in support of is: http://www.wofford.edu/sharedworlds/

    Registration is still open.

    Jeff VanderMeer