Writers On Writing.

Friday, April 19, 2013

As part of Shared Worlds 2013, literary luminaries share their best advice for fellow writers. According to the website, "some days...you simply need to know that someone else has been there before--behind a different keyboard, holding a different pen." Below, some of my favorites:


Writers, from top to bottom: Lev Grossman, Scott Eagle, Garth Nix, Karin Lowachee, Tobias Buckell.

On a related note, a tip I like to keep in mind, from Henry Miller's work schedule commandments: "Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is at hand."

Find more advice at Shared Worlds, here. And have a wonderful weekend!

13 comments:

theshellhammer said...

Just the words I needed to hear (and see) this morning. Happy Friday Shoko!

--alex

fernchouxcreme said...

Great concept Shoko! Anything for artists & illustrators?

tara said...

Love it!! I have been thinking about getting a tattoo that says something along those lines. Sometimes you just need a reminder! :)

Anonymous said...

Persist!

Shoko said...

Happy Friday, Alex!

Fern, not that I know of...but I'll keep an eye out :)

Nicole said...

These are great. Obtain magic ring made me laugh :)

girlseeksplace said...

Great advice here. Thanks for sharing this! Have a fabulous weekend! <3

lydia {ever ours} said...

love that last one.

ellegentsia said...

I've never seen those Commandments from Henry Miller before - thank you!

Shoko said...

Elle, they're the best!

Cassie @ Witty Title Here said...

These are so clever! I love the "obtain a matching ring" note. So that's what I should be calling my ring! I've worn the same one for about seven years. I bought it for $5 in tiny town gift shop in Colorado. It was really nothing special, but it's been my lucky ring ever since. Maybe it's influenced my writing in some magical way. :)

Joy said...

Reading a lot is so important.

angela said...

That is great advice for doing just about anything!

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