13 Writing Tips from Chuck Palahniuk

I got this link from author Chuck Palahniuk whom I follow on Twitter.  Many authors will do a “top ten list” of writing advice and you generally see the same things everytime…this isn’t to say they’re wrong, only, well, you’ve heard it before.  This list is different…it is engaging, highlights what he cares about as an author and, by including personal anecdotes, is useful while being personal.  Plus, I just like typing Palahniuk…

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About Shedrick

I am a professional librarian and a part-time writer that's working to do that the other way around. I currently live in North Texas in the lovely city of Denton (“The Home of Happiness“) with my lovely wife and the obligatory demon-spawn cats. When not writing, gaming, or watching cheezy kung-fu flicks, I can sometimes be found in a pub (or the American equivalent) enjoying a fine brew.
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2 Responses to 13 Writing Tips from Chuck Palahniuk

  1. Eleanor says:

    I met Palahniuk once, and it’s really incredible to hear how he gets his ideas for stories. He spoke a lot about “crossing the line” with your writing, and how the only way he knows he’s written something good is if he’s completely disgusted by it. It’s sort of a funny story, but later that evening, he was doing a reading, and someone in the audience actually fainted from shock.

  2. Shedrick says:

    Wow…I want to get a reaction from my writing, but I’m not sure about that one 🙂

    I read his “Invisible Monsters” and really enjoyed it…but it very much crossed a lot of lines. That’s one of the things I really respect about him. Writing like that must be very freeing but very hard.

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