Words of Wisdom#1

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 …

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