Writing Advice From The World's Most Famous Authors

Writing Advice From The World’s Most Famous Authors


Over the years, Writers Write has featured many posts about the advice famous writers give.

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. Dorothy Parker: On Writing
  39. Dr Seuss On Writing
  40. e.e. cummings – on being nobody-but-yourself
  41. E.B. White On Writing
  42. Elmore Leonard’s 11 Rules For Writing Fiction
  43. Esther Freud’s Seven Rules For Writing
  44. Geoff Dyer’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  45. George Orwell’s 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing
  46. Hang on to Hope – A Letter by E.B. White
  47. Helen Dunmore’s 9 Rules For Writing Fiction
  48. Henry Miller’s 11 Writing Commandments
  49. Hilary Mantel’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  50. How Did Jane Austen Learn To Write?
  51. How Ernest Hemingway Changed The Writing Landscape
  52. How To Become A Writer – The Easy Way – by Neil Gaiman
  53. Ian Rankin’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  54. Jaime Lowe’s 8 Rules For Writing Memoirs
  55. Janet Evanovich’s 12 Tips For Writing A Query Letter
  56. Janet Fitch’s Top 10 Writing Tips
  57. Jeanette Winterson’s 10 Rules for Writing
  58. Jeffrey Archer’s Top 10 Writing Tips
  59. Joe Eszterhas’s 10 Golden Rules of Screenwriting
  60. John Grisham’s 8 Do’s And Don’ts For Popular Fiction
  61. John Irving: On Writing
  62. Jonathan Franzen’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  63. Joy Williams’ 8 Essential Attributes Of The Short Story
  64. Joyce Carol Oates’ 7 Rules For Writing
  65. Kerouac’s 30 Rules for Writing
  66. Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Writing Tips (& A Letter Of Advice For The Future)
  67. Kurt Vonnegut On Making Your Soul Grow
  68. Making Time To Write: 4 Tips From Janet Evanovich
  69. Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction 
  70. Mary Karr’s Memoir Checklist To Stave Off Dread
  71. Maya Angelou’s Writing Process
  72. Michael Moorcock’s 10 Rules for Writers
  73. Michael Morpurgo’s 10 Rules For Writers
  74. My Top 12 F.Scott Fitzgerald Quotes On Writing
  75. Neil Gaiman – On Making Good Art
  76. Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules For Writing
  77. Nietzsche’s 10 Rules For Writers
  78. On Writing: David Ogilvy
  79. P.D. James – On Writing
  80. Philip Pullman: On Writer’s Block
  81. Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules
  82. Proust’s Questionnaire – 35 Questions Every Character Should Answer
  83. Richard Ford’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  84. Robert A. Heinlein’s 5 Rules For Writers
  85. Roddy Doyle’s 10 Rules For Writers
  86. Rose Tremain’s 10 Rules for Writers
  87. Sarah Waters’ 10 Rules For Writers
  88. Sebastian Faulks On Finding Excuses Not To Write
  89. Stan Lee: 6 Superhero Writing Tips
  90. The Fascinating Writing Habits of 31 Famous Authors
  91. The Man With The Golden Pen — 5 Writing Secrets From Ian Fleming
  92. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers
  93. V.S. Naipaul’s 7 Rules For Beginner Writers
  94. Why Charles Dickens Was The Original Self-Published Success Story
  95. Will Self’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
  96. William Goldman’s 10 Commandments On Writing
  97. Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction

Writing Advice From The World's Most Famous Authors

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by Amanda Patterson

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