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Writing Tips from C.S. Lewis July 28, 2010

Posted by Jeremy in C.S. Lewis.
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I don’t know how many of you that read this are thinking about writing a book some day but I found this article by Lewis very enlightening.  I’m not sure if I will ever write one personally but I’m open to help if and when the Lord lays something on my heart to write.  I came across some writing tips from C.S Lewis on ChristianWritingToday.com and thought I would pass them on.  Here is a link to the full article.  I’ve condensed the 8 tips below.

  1. Turn off the radio.
  2. Read good books and avoid most magazines.
  3. Write with the ear, not the eye. Make every sentence sound good.
  4. Write only about things that interest you. If you have no interests, you won’t ever be a writer.
  5. Be clear.
  6. Save odds and ends of writing attempts, because you may be able to use them later.
  7. You need a well-trained sense of word-rhythm.
  8. Know the meaning of every word you use.

p.s. working on a few posts that I’ll be putting up in the coming days.  I’ve been out of town the past 2 weeks raising support for the coming year and meeting with our current supporters which is why I haven’t been posting.

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