xkcd: Great advice

by on May.09, 2011, under Articles, Comic Links, Comics, Entertainment, Writing

Although not permanently.

xkcd: #896: Marie Curie

It really is awesome advice. Avoiding radium. Oh and that stuff about being great. You shouldn’t follow in the steps of a person you admire, you should capture them, dissect them, and determine what makes you admire them and how to copy it in order to become admired yourself.

Think of it like writing a story. You don’t want to copy the stories you love, you want to write a story that is as awesome as the stories you love, perhaps pull off some of the same tricks, but never a word for word copy. So you have to analyze and figure out how the author wrote that book that way, then put write it in your own words.

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