We always like sharing writing advice from famous writers because if anyone knows what they are doing the chances are it’ll be them. You can imagine then how excited we were when we came across Evan S. Porter article 19 Writing Tips & Techniques from Famous Writers That You Can Use Right Now. Rather than just coping and pasting the whole article we picked out our favourites, which you’ll find below the break. Warning there is a wee bit of bad language! You’ll definitely click now!
Quotes from Famous Writers
- “The first draft of everything is shit.” – Ernest Hemingway
- “Write drunk, edit sober.” – Ernest Hemingway
- “A good title is the title of a successful book.” – Raymond Chandler
- “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” – Stephen King
- “Grammar is the grave of letters.” – Elbert Hubbard
- “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” – Anton Chekhov
- “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” – William Faulkner
- “Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.” – Neil Gaiman
- “Interesting verbs are seldom very interesting.” – Jonathan Franzen
As you have probably noticed by now these aren’t all the quotes from 19 Writing Tips & Techniques from Famous Writers so head over there and check out the other ten quotes. The great thing about Evan‘s article isn’t just the quotes but the fact he breaks down each one explaining why they are advice worth following.