Writers on Writing: Link

I hate to link to a “viral” type of website, but there is an amazing compendium of writers talking about writing here: https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/05/03/advice-on-writing/ 

It is well worth your time if you are at all interested in that sort of thing.

One that isn’t included in the above list is Robert Heinlein’s “5 Rules”, quoted and discussed on Dean Wesley Smith’s fascinating blog here: Heinlein’s 5 Rules

From the compendium first mentioned, one of my favorites is Neil Gaiman’s simple advice: Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

Particularly interesting to me is Gaiman’s rule #5: “Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.” Continue reading