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Old 06-16-2011, 06:11 AM
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Default How to write, according to Google

I entered the phrase "how to write" into Google out of sheer boredom today and some of the results were interesting. Others were amusing. Here's what I found:
  • How to write a novel in 100 days or less, by John Coyne. This is an amusing, positive, "you can do it" treatise that is divided into 100 aphorisms and anecdotes that could be interpreted as days in the process.
  • How to write, from the BBC World Service. This includes links on how to write anything from memoires to novels to screenplays. What lies beyond those links is interesting, but too brief to be very useful for the most part.
  • How to write a story. This is for kids. Considering the target audience, it is very good.
  • Something from a university library on how to write annotated bibliographies, which is not useful for us.
  • Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: How to Write Index. This is dynamite! The person who wrote this has won Hugo Awards. It is divided into sections, each of which is long enough to make valuable points, but not too long for a busy writer to read.
What did I learn from this? Nothing that I didn't already know, but it still bears repeating that lots of things that can be found online are not very useful, but the occasional gem exists if you look hard enough for it.

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So... you can use google to, like, find stuff?

Man, I feel so stupid.
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^ woah, attitude.

thx for the info!
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