We've posted this one before, but it bears repeating: It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.
It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.
Maria Popova has found a wonderful excerpt from Hemingway on Writing, in which Hemingway poses as "Your Correspondent," answering the questions of "MICE" (aspiring writers.)
Listen now. When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
On Friday I shared the 3 Commandments of Writing after reading an excellent compilation of 12 famous writers' routines. I find those lists extremely valuable, so I wanted to spend a little more time on them today.
If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
This post on Brain Pickings shares the writing habits of a number of famous authors.
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.