Mark Mellang

How Writers Write: George R.R. Martin

Hint: It has a lot to do with gardening... kinda

George R.R. Martin believes there are two types of writers - architects and gardeners. The architects have everything sorted out before they begin writing. The gardeners, on the other hand, just have an idea. They plant their idea, start writing, and wait to see what grows.

Here's the full quote from Martin:

I think there are two types of . . .

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February 09, 2015

How Writers Write: Kazuo Ishiguro

How He Wrote "The Remains of the Day" In Four Weeks

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I'm a librarian and an avid reader. Whether at work or home, I'm surrounded by books. I read using my phone, tablet, computer, Kindle, and of course, actual books. I talk about books and recommend them to library patrons everyday. I buy books for the Library and myself.

Despite being such a huge part of my life, the act of writing a . . .

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December 31, 2014