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5 Writing Tips: Mark Bowden – Saturday March 30, 2019

Many years ago I asked the novelist John Barth for some writing advice. He told me always to end a writing session in mid-sentence.

“That way you’ll know exactly where to pick up the next day.”

That has proven useful, so I pass it along. It applies equally to all forms of writing. My own work has been nonfiction, so my tips below may be more narrowly helpful, but if you have a true story to tell, here are five tips—and a bonus one at the end. That makes seven. They are paying me fifty bucks for this, so that’s $7.14 apiece.

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