As a writer, I never like to give advice on writing because I don’t feel I’ve suffered enough for my art yet. And yes, I know how pretentious that sounds. Hee Hee. But I do listen to the advice of writers who are much better than I am and probably always will be. So, here are my 7 favorite pieces of writing advice from what I consider masters of the written word.
1. “You fail only if you stop writing” ~Ray Bradbury
2. “A writer never finds the time to write. A write makes it. If you don’t have the drive, the discipline, and the desire, then you can have all the talent in the world and you aren’t going to finish a book” ~Nora Roberts
3. “Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself… It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.” ~ Harper Lee
4. “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
5. “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~ Toni Morrison
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