Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers


Weekend special for all the writers out there! This is a list of advice on writing by the greatest writers. Some sample below,

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing
“If it sounds like writing … rewrite it.”

Stephen King: The Adverb Is Not Your Friend
“I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops.”

Neil Gaiman: 8 Rules of Writing
“Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.”

Jorge Luis Borges on Writing: Wisdom from His Most Candid Interviews
“A writer’s work is the product of laziness.”

Schopenhauer on Style
“Truth that is naked is the most beautiful, and the simpler its expression the deeper is the impression it makes.”

The complete list

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