If somehow JK Rowling’s rules of writing weren’t enough, or didn’t quite address your writing life, here is even more wisdom.
In his lithub.com post, Joe Fassler provides seven of the most common writing tips, based on his conversations with 150 authors.
The list includes:
- Neglect everything else.
- Beginnings matter.
- Sound it out.
- It’s supposed to be difficult.
Read the rest of the article for the other three, as well as his expansion on each tip.
Here is a very good start:
What to do with all that wisdom?
- Bookmark it.
- Print it out.
- Highlight the daylights out of it.
- Post it on a bulletin board.
- Silkscreen it on a t-shirt. [Okay, a bit extreme.]
Then, find one rule that nudges your need to improve.
Act on it.
Finally, find one that mirrors a strength.
And pat yourself on the back.
You’re on the right track.