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How to Be a Better Writer: Advice from the Pros

All the motivation you’ll need, stashed in one place. I needed this so badly!

Socially Accepted Madness

There are no laws for the novel.  There never have been, nor can there ever be.

Doris Lessing

The road to hell is paved with adverbs.

Stephen King

Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.

Ray Bradbury

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature.

Ernest Hemingway

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.

Robert Frost

You can fix anything but a blank page.

Nora Roberts

It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.

C.J. Cherryh

Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.

Anne McCaffrey

I advise writing…

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About munchkinwrites

Christine: n. a girl perpetually caught between childhood and maturity, reality and fiction. Blogs about writing, music, life and random rainbows.


5 thoughts on “How to Be a Better Writer: Advice from the Pros

  1. These are excellent! I especially like: “You can fix anything but a blank page.” So true! Hope you’re having a great week so far!

    Posted by Amanda Bumgarner | July 16, 2013, 6:17 am
  2. Thanks for sharing this Christine. It really blessed me :)

    Posted by Melody Balthaser | July 10, 2013, 4:06 am
  3. I love how the first effectively countermands all the others in a single stroke. Fabulous post, thanks.

    Posted by jumpingfromcliffs | July 10, 2013, 1:25 am

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