Chuck Palahniuk 13 writing tips

Posted: January 26, 2014 in Writing Advice
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13 writing tips

  1. Use the egg timer method. Sit down for an hour or half hour or the length of time it takes to do a load of laundry. Write furiously for that amount of time.
  2. Don’t be afraid to try new story telling techniques. The modern audience is much harder to shock than ever before. Go for sophisticated special effects.
  3. Know the purpose and skeletal basis of each scene.
  4. Surprise yourself.
  5. When stuck, go back to earlier scenes and resurrect dropped characters or details.
  6. Spend time with people who value and support writing.
  7. Let yourself be with not knowing a story ending and allow the story to take shape.
  8. Give yourself freedom to change things.
  9. Use descriptive, instructive, and expressive speech.
  10. Write the book you want to read.
  11. Get book jacket photos when you’re young.
  12. Write about the upsetting issues.
  13. Keep putting up colors…for more on this tip and the ones above visit Chuck Palahniuk’s website



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