Take your writing to the next level with writing advice from the greats.
There’s no need to start from scratch when it comes to writing. The very writers whose careers we admire have given us some great advice.
- Learn to develop the habit of writing.Writing is a craft more than it is a talent. You develop into a good writer by developing a writing habit.Octavia Butler put it best:“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.”
- To Write Well, You Have to Read. In On Writing, Stephen King says:
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
- And Read A Lot!
Anne Lamott in Bird By Bird says “Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul.”
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