Top Writing Advice Quotes
The secret to good writing is to use small words for big ideas, not to use big words for small ideas.
The best writers I've read possess oodles of self-doubt, yet claw their way up with each work and remain humble. Boastful ones, not so much.
If someone wanted to be a runner, you don't tell them to think about running, you tell them to run. And the same simple idea applies to writing, I hope.
Create a world in front of your readers where they can taste, smell, touch, hear, see, and move. Else they are likely going to move on to another book.
You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander.
A writer can do without food for a few hours, but not without the sight of books.
Dreams are good at playing with your memory. They love leaving no trace behind and hate to show up once again in the morning.
My early attempts writing plays, which are very poetic, did not use the language that I work in now. I didn't recognize the poetry in everyday language of black America. I thought I had to change it t...
A writer gets to live yet another life every time she creates a new story.
Turn those deep feelings and obsessions of your heart into captivating pieces of literature.
Ideas either age like fine wine or rot like potatoes over time.
When you have something meaningful to say, you lose your desire for much grammar; for only in the incompetence of words does one seek the redeeming power of vocabulary.
King Samuel Benson
Be a good reader first, if you wish to become a good writer.
If you are serious, and you want to make a living as an author, then you need to hustle. Period. If you can't make that quality, then you need to concentrate on your craft and practice more. One other...