Here's the main things that really stuck out to me that he covered:
- Write clear, concise sentences.
- Write for you "toward" being published.
- Watch out for censoring yourself in your writing.
- Keep at it.
- Things only need to make sense in the context of the story.
- Writing isn't therapy for the writer but for the reader.
- Have a good reader to give you feedback.
Good advice, no? I've been making writing a lot harder than it needs to be. Defeating myself before I even got to the page. Daniel Wallace really helped me see that even though it's hard work, writing is fun. Just ask a runner. Is it hard? Yes. Is it fun? Oh yes.
People also asked his writing style. Is he a plotter or outliner? What's his process?
He said that writing for him is like driving a car at night with the headlights on. You can see what's ahead of you, but can't really see where you're going.