Need Writing Advice? Here’s 5 Can’t-Miss Tips, In Quotes

Need Writing Advice? Here’s 5 Can’t-Miss Tips, In Quotes

by Steve Gamel
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Aspiring writers occasionally need to hear encouraging words and advice from predecessors who really knew what the heck they were talking about. These tips are often referred to as nuggets of wisdom, and they are everywhere in the writing world.

I mean, think about all the great writers, poets, journalists, and authors who came before us: Hemingway, Austen, Poe, Twain, Shakespeare, Dickinson, Thoreau. These are just a few of the geniuses who continue to inspire generations of writers, not only through their classic works, but with the indispensable writing advice they left behind.

Here are 5 can’t-miss tips from famous writers, poets, and authors

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” — Ernest Hemingway

“Write without pay until somebody offers to pay.” — Mark Twain

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” — Emily Dickinson

“You cram these words into mine ears against the stomach of my sense.” — William Shakespeare

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.” — Elmore Leonard


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