There’s no such thing as a great writer; there are only terrible writers with great ideas and the patience to hammer them into shape.
 Tips for Punching Writer’s Block In the Face


#5. Know What You Write
My last novel took place in a dystopian city located entirely within a gargantuan skyscraper — obviously I didn’t have the funds to visit Dr. Doom’s Terror Tower in person to take notes, so I had to make that shit up. But first, I looked up building techniques for mega-structures and I browsed thousands of pictures of crowded Chinese apartment towers and South African skyscraper projects. When it came time to write, I wasn’t staring at a blank page and panicking; I was just staring at the collective misery of our species and exploiting it for my own uses.
And that’s what writing is all about!


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There’s no such thing as a great writer; there are only terrible writers with great ideas and the patience to hammer them into shape.

Tips for Punching Writer’s Block In the Face

#5. Know What You Write

My last novel took place in a dystopian city located entirely within a gargantuan skyscraper — obviously I didn’t have the funds to visit Dr. Doom’s Terror Tower in person to take notes, so I had to make that shit up. But first, I looked up building techniques for mega-structures and I browsed thousands of pictures of crowded Chinese apartment towers and South African skyscraper projects. When it came time to write, I wasn’t staring at a blank page and panicking; I was just staring at the collective misery of our species and exploiting it for my own uses.

And that’s what writing is all about!

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