Neil O'Donnell

Neil O'Donnell

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Buffalo, New York, United States
Nationally certified career coach with expertise in writing résumés and cover letters for professionals around the world. 15+ years of focus helping new graduates find jobs.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Writing: Finding Inspiration and Guidance

For me, David Eddings and Dennis McKiernan remain incredible guides to the writing process. Not just because of the words they place in their novels, but becuase of their publishing of their experiences while developing their works. Their honesty in prologues and biographical statements made their writings more tangible, accessible. Through social media, I have now started to interact with other authors, some of whom have been similarly forthcoming with their experiences, which I think is a great learning tool for all authors. Two writers in particular, Kristen Lamb and Bob Mayer, consttently post advice that I have found useful (see http://kristenlamb.org/ http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/ http://www.bobmayer.org/). If you are looking for writing direction, their websites are a great place to start.

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