We all know that “write every day” isn’t everyone’s rule. For all the writing advice available there is a counter argument. Many writers have said there are no rules to writing. Elmore Leonard tries “to leave out the part readers skip.” And if you have writers block Hemingway says “you have always written before and you will write now.” And if you’re feeling like a novice Margaret Atwood says “writing, like everything else, improves with practice.”
So how do you know what writing advice to take?
Anne Lamott is one of my favorites on the subject:
“Good writing is about telling the truth. We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are.”
Q: What’s the best writing advice you’ve read or received? Write every day? Finish what you start? Write first revise later? Share yours in the comments below…