Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bradbury Bytes


QUANTITY PRODUCES QUALITY.
IF YOU ONLY WRITE A FEW THINGS, YOU'RE DOOMED.
(Ray Bradbury)

This pretty much sums up Write 1 Sub 1, doesn't it? The more you write, the more you learn - about what works and what doesn't, about story arcs and character development and the rhythm of language. So, whether you choose to do the weekly version or the monthly version this 2012, you are challenging yourself - not only to get the words down and out into the world but also to become a better writer. Now, that's a New Year's resolution to be proud of. 

4 comments:

  1. Not everyone agrees with this. But I do!

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  2. Writing more doesn't automatically mean we'll get better, but I think it's an important part of the process.

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  3. Last year, I noticed a huge upswing in the quality AND quantity of my work. Here's hoping it continues through 2012!

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  4. Love this post.

    I never push a story out into the market if I don't feel it has 'cooled' enough. But the more stories I write, the faster it is for a piece to cool, because I have so many other plots and characters in progress, it gives me a new and better perspective on 'cooling' pieces. After having written a few stories in between, I find it easier to edit for plot, language, etc. For this reason, I do believe that quantity produces quality.

    Also, it's likely that the more you sub, the greater your chance of getting accepted.

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