Writing Advice From The World's Most Famous Authors

Writing Advice From The World’s Most Famous Authors


Writers Write is a resource for writers. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of writing advice from the world’s most famous authors.

Over the years, Writers Write has featured many posts about the advice famous writers give. We’ve enjoyed collecting them and writing about them.

And now, links to all of these pearls of wisdom are now available in one bumper post.

Scroll through the list and enjoy the words of literary icons like William Faulkner, Virginia Woolf, and Ernest Hemingway.

Writing Advice From The World’s Most Famous Authors

  1. 5 Bestselling Storytelling Lessons From Jackie Collins
  2. 5 Things Beatrix Potter Can Teach You About Writing
  3. 5 Tips For Writing Vivid Fiction From Edgar Allan Poe
  4. 6 Lessons From Jane Austen’s Novels – On Love, Life & Writing
  5. 6 Things Alfred Hitchcock Can Teach You About Writing
  6. 6 Writing Tips From Bernard Cornwell
  7. 7 Invaluable Lessons For Writers From James Patterson
  8. 7 Tips From Famous Writers On Getting Started
  9. 7 Writing Tips From Roald Dahl
  10. 10 Elementary Tips For Writers From Sherlock Holmes
  11. 10 Things William Faulkner Had To Say About Writing
  12. 10 Tips For Writers From Douglas Adams
  13. 10 Tips To Help Writers Stretch Their Fiction From Chris Bohjalian
  14. 10 Writing Tips From Paulo Coelho
  15. 10 Writing Tips From Virginia Woolf
  16. 13 Writing Lessons From Stephen King’s On Writing
  17. 13 Writing Tips From Chuck Palahniuk
  18. 15 Authors On The Best Writing Advice They Received
  19. 17 Things You Probably Never Knew About Arthur Conan Doyle
  20. 20 Writing Tips from Terry McMillan
  21. 27  Gems From Hemingway On Writing
  22. A.L. Kennedy’s 10 Rules for Writing Fiction
  23. All About Cinderella – Kurt Vonnegut Explains The Shapes Of Stories
  24. Analysing Agatha – How To Become The Best-Selling Novelist Of All Time
  25. Andrew Motion’s 10 Rules For Writers
  26. Anne Enright’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  27. Anne Lamott On Life And Writing
  28. Annie Proulx’s 5 Rules For Good Writing
  29. Anton Chekhov’s 8 Criteria That Define Civilised People
  30. Between Friends: Writing Advice From Hemingway To Fitzgerald
  31. C. S. Lewis’s 5 Rules For Writers
  32. Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s 10 Captivating Quotes About Books
  33. Cheryl Strayed’s Advice For Beginner Writers
  34. Colm Tóibín’s 10 Rules for Writing Fiction
  35. Cornelia Funke’s Top 10 Tips For Writing Ghost Stories
  36. Dashiel Hammett’s 24 Rules For Detective Writers
  37. Dennis Lehane’s 10 Rules For Writers
  38. Don Delillo’s Writing Guide
  39. Dorothy Parker: On Writing
  40. Dr Seuss On Writing
  41. e.e. cummings – on being nobody-but-yourself
  42. E.B. White On Writing
  43. Elmore Leonard’s 11 Rules For Writing Fiction
  44. Esther Freud’s Seven Rules For Writing
  45. Geoff Dyer’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  46. George Orwell’s 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing
  47. Hang on to Hope – A Letter by E.B. White
  48. Helen Dunmore’s 9 Rules For Writing Fiction
  49. Henry Miller’s 11 Writing Commandments
  50. Hilary Mantel’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  51. How Did Jane Austen Learn To Write?
  52. How Ernest Hemingway Changed The Writing Landscape
  53. How To Become A Writer – The Easy Way – by Neil Gaiman
  54. Ian Rankin’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  55. Jaime Lowe’s 8 Rules For Writing Memoirs
  56. Janet Evanovich’s 12 Tips For Writing A Query Letter
  57. Janet Fitch’s Top 10 Writing Tips
  58. Jeanette Winterson’s 10 Rules for Writing
  59. Jeffrey Archer’s Top 10 Writing Tips
  60. Joe Eszterhas’s 10 Golden Rules of Screenwriting
  61. John Grisham’s 8 Do’s And Don’ts For Popular Fiction
  62. John Irving: On Writing
  63. Jonathan Franzen’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  64. Joy Williams’ 8 Essential Attributes Of The Short Story
  65. Joyce Carol Oates’ 7 Rules For Writing
  66. Kerouac’s 30 Rules for Writing
  67. Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Writing Tips (& A Letter Of Advice For The Future)
  68. Kurt Vonnegut On Making Your Soul Grow
  69. Making Time To Write: 4 Tips From Janet Evanovich
  70. Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction 
  71. Mary Karr’s Memoir Checklist To Stave Off Dread
  72. Maya Angelou’s Writing Process
  73. Michael Moorcock’s 10 Rules for Writers
  74. Michael Morpurgo’s 10 Rules For Writers
  75. My Top 12 F.Scott Fitzgerald Quotes On Writing
  76. Neil Gaiman – On Making Good Art
  77. Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules For Writing
  78. Nietzsche’s 10 Rules For Writers
  79. On Writing: David Ogilvy
  80. P.D. James – On Writing
  81. Philip Pullman: On Writer’s Block
  82. Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules
  83. Proust’s Questionnaire – 35 Questions Every Character Should Answer
  84. Richard Ford’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  85. Robert A. Heinlein’s 5 Rules For Writers
  86. Roddy Doyle’s 10 Rules For Writers
  87. Rose Tremain’s 10 Rules for Writers
  88. Sarah Waters’ 10 Rules For Writers
  89. Sebastian Faulks On Finding Excuses Not To Write
  90. Stan Lee: 6 Superhero Writing Tips
  91. The Fascinating Writing Habits of 31 Famous Authors
  92. The Man With The Golden Pen — 5 Writing Secrets From Ian Fleming
  93. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers
  94. V.S. Naipaul’s 7 Rules For Beginner Writers
  95. Why Charles Dickens Was The Original Self-Published Success Story
  96. Will Self’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  97. William Goldman’s 10 Commandments On Writing
  98. Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction

Writing Advice From The World's Most Famous Authors

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