September 4, 2012
Tips on Writing
Brain Pickings (August 31) references a number of sources for advice on writing, including:
Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 rules for a great story, David Ogilvy’s 10 no-bullshit tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, Jack Kerouac’s 30 beliefs and techniques, John Steinbeck’s 6 pointers, Susan Sontag’s synthesized wisdom on writing, various invaluable insight from other great writers, and the excellent Several Short Sentences About Writing.
On the other hand, I find it easier to read about writing than actually to write.
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