If you have read much of my blog in the past, or just follow me on facebook or twitter you will know I like a good quote or two about writing from established masters of the art. They are generally, informative, helpful, or just amusing. So going to do a short series of posts on these words of wisdom from authors and writers I admire.
The first bunch and often they endorse the same, ‘write what you want‘ mentality I have spoken of before and try to use as a guide to my own work.
Neil Gaiman: The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like.
Chuck Palahniuk: Write something that people might not “enjoy” but will never forget.
Sylvia Plath: The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt
Michael Moorcock : Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say
P.D. James: Write what you need to write, not what is currently popular or what you think will sell.
Of the bunch, the Moorcock quote is my favourite …