Authors love to offer advice, and here is some of the best. But before you follow another writer’s prescription, make sure you first follow your own instincts. George Orwell said it best, “Break any rule before writing something barbaric.” Eudora Welty also said, “I never give advice, because I never followed it.”
Jack Keroac — Essentials for spontaneous prose
Henry Miller — Writing commandments
George Orwell — Rules for writing.
Pixar — Storybasics, from Emma Coats
Kurt Vonnegut — Tips for writing the short story.
- California Jack Cassidy, playwright
- Janice Steinberg, novelist
- Stephen Gallup, memoirist
- Brad Maxey, painter