Looking for some quick inspiration? Here are the best writing advice tweets this week:
“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” #WritingTips -Larry L. King pic.twitter.com/wwEoFmtYzC
— The Script Lab (@TheScriptLab) November 15, 2014
A lot of people talk about writing. The secret is to write, not talk. JACKIE COLLINS #amwriting #writing
— Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) November 23, 2014
WRITING TIPS: 1) Stare out of window. 2) Have back ache. 3) Feel the blank terror of your Word document. 4) Sigh. 5) Go on Twitter.
— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) November 16, 2014
The best part about sitting down to write is cleaning my entire apartment.
— Caira Conner (@CairaConner) November 18, 2014
Tears are words that need to be written. PAULO COELHO #amwriting #writing
— Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) November 18, 2014
I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide —Harper Lee
— The Write Life (@thewritelife) November 19, 2014
You are wasting your time telling a writer to quit writing. You may as well tell them to stop breathing.
— Literary Rejections (@LitRejections) November 19, 2014
Sometimes you need to schedule your writing time. If you want people to believe it’s your job, then treat it like one. #writetip
— Nat Russo (@NatRusso) November 21, 2014
…The important part of writing is living. #DorisLessing
— Rachel Stirling (@Stirlingwriter) November 22, 2014
Here’s a little encouragement to help you out of your shell: pic.twitter.com/W34hhfGcty
— Writer’s Relief (@WritersRelief) November 21, 2014
Writing tips: -wear lucky pajamas -bounce ideas off your cats -dress your pencils in tiny suits -cry yourself to sleep -dream about zebras
— Jeremy C. Shipp (@JeremyCShipp) November 16, 2014
Elin Stebbins Waldal says
All these are great… There are some amazing writers out there who inspire me, on the off chance you aren’t familiar, look up Marion Roach Smith and Dani Shapiro….I dare say, you will not be sorry you did.
Cathy Chester says
Great tips, Linda. Thanks for putting this together!
Carol Cassara says
When I was bitching about writing once, someone said “Carol, writers write’ and that tweet from Jackie Collins reminded me of that good sound bite.
These are the fabs! They’re getting my FB share for the day. Thank you very much for compiling them 🙂
Ruth Curran says
I am going to go stop talking…and dress up my pencils in tiny suits :)! Love the inspiration and the chuckle! Thank you!
Helene Cohen Bludman says
Great quotes, Linda!
pencils in tiny suits? Classic!! My son is going to love this, I can’t wait to share
Claudia Schmidt says
I love these, especially the one from Caira Conner.
Rosalind Warren says
LOVE these. Thanks. Caira Conner’s line is an absolute classic.
Gabby Arciniega says
Such great tips!
Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) says
I kind of love this. I have been thinking of doing a tweet-summary type of post recently but this is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder to just write!
Lois Alter Mark says
Love these, and once wrote a post about exactly what Caira Connor said!
I love them all especially bounce the ideas off your cat. lol. When my Neo was alive, I used to talk to him all the time about stuff. I knew the right answer when he tipped his head lol.
Janie Emaus says
I loved all of these! My advice- Listen to the voices in your head. They are usually always right.