Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.
- Anne McCaffrey
The only way to learn to write is to write.
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.
Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.
Easy writing makes hard reading.
Engrave this in your brain: EVERY WRITER GETS REJECTED. You will be no different.
I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.
Writing is thinking on paper.
You learn by writing short stories. Keep writing short stories. The money's in novels, but writing short stories keeps your writing lean and pointed.
I never want to see anyone, and I never want to go anywhere or do anything. I just want to write.
P. G. Wodehouse
Pay attention to the sound of words.