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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Haiku #107

Advice to writers:
Do not think about the themes,
but about the details.

19 comments:

Derrick said...

Good advice, Dave.

Carl said...

Take care of the little things and the big things take care of themselves. good advice.

steven said...

dave - i find that the best writing is contained in the little spaces between the details. something like your haiku! steven

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Gwei Mui said...

Profound and solid advice (I can never remeber in which context this word is spelt with an S or a C!)

Christine said...

Advice noted.
Each word a stitch -
But if dropped Oh..the unravelling

David Cranmer said...

Hm.. I will have to read that a couple more times. Thanks for the advice.

The Turning Point said...

Thanks.
I needed that.
Again and again and again...

jim

willow said...

Yes, it's all about the marvelous details!

TechnoBabe said...

I will take your advice and remember to use it. My writing is minimal; I am a reader more than a writer. That's why I like to read your blog.

Dianne said...

Ah, I heard similar advice after starting a blog, as well as don't confine the work to the format.
Although the exercise to wittle down a prior piece to 55 words has taught me to look at brevity differently.

Barry said...

I'll let you know if that was good advice after I give it a try, Dave.

Oh, that was advice for writers! No hope for me then. lol

Helen said...

What's in a detail?
We should pay more attention!
Lesson for the day.


Dave, I love the gentle way you tutor us/me and I get all mushy inside when you leave a compliment.

Kass said...

"It’s all about the subtle, refined elements that make something worth listening to, reading twice or watching repeatedly. It’s those tiny parts that upon first glance seem insignificant, but after further inspection reveal the depth that went into them. It is always the detail that astounds and inspires."
Adam Singer

June Calender said...

If I were still needlepointing, I'd make a pillow of this and sit on it when I write and hope for upward osmosis.

Friko said...

yes sir, i will. If I can, that is.

Ronda Laveen said...

Yes,Sir Dave!

Dave King said...

All
Amazing unanimity once again, friends, but alas, not my advice. Advice from Ian McEwan who was taking the advice to readers of an even greater writer - whose name I forget!!! - and applying it to authors.

Dorraine said...

Got it. But good to have a solid reminder. Thanks!