If the greatest writers could give you writing advice, what would it be?
Writing is something we are passionate about here at “The People’s Friend”. Bringing good writing to our readers is the daily joy of the Fiction team, and discovering new writing talent makes the whole team sing!
As regular readers will know, we give out regular writing advice, and will continue to do so.
But what if the greatest writers in the world could give you some tips?
What would they be?
“For my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
“Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself . . .”
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”
“. . . everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
“You can make anything by writing.”
“Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.”
“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”
“The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read”
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