Writing forces you to “walk in your characters’ shoes” in a way that reading can’t.
Empathy and fiction: what’s the connection? Empathy is an important thing: when you lack it completely, you’re a psychopath, and no one wants that, except perhaps if you happen to be a character in a thriller.
One of my friends who studies psychology posted this on Facebook a while back: it’s an article about why men should read fictionand claims that reading fiction teaches men to empathize with others.
It is important as a content marketer to apply creative writing skills to content writing. Learn the best skills from a creative writer's perspective.Truth be told, I kind of fell into content writing. After being crazy about literature my whole life I went to university to study creative writing, a course I adored and that gave me invaluable experiences in not just fiction and poetry, but scriptwriting and journalism too. Then came graduation, and after that… nothing.Then came content marketing...
I'm thinking about this a lot as I move into a robust writing career, but from the starting point of a creative writer. What other skills did this article miss? What can we in the "creative sector" offer the corporate content juggernauts?
"What boys are reading and if boys are reading are perennial topics of conversation and sources of concern, but to hear three authors discuss the topic at the Writing Genre for Boys panel at BEA last Friday, maybe we don’t need to worry so much. The conversation drifted from what the participating authors – Jack Gantos, Jon Scieszka, and Kevin Emerson – read when they were kids to the way they use humor in their writing, “reluctant readers,” and the very idea of writing “for” boys (or girls) to begin with.
This is a topic of some concern to me, though I'd like to see a version of this topic specifically on writing for queer youth. In the mean time, I guess the consesus seems to be "Write well, and the readers will find it no matter what sort of underpants they were"
The Future Of Self-Publishing Forbes Last week I had an interesting chat on Twitter with Joe Abercrombie, Tom Standage, Damien Walter, and Sam Missingham about the problems with territory-by-territory releases, windowing and what a monumental...