the best writers blog on how to write better

The Best Writers Blog on How to Write Better

Some of the best writers out there blog on how to write better. Maybe not often, but certainly they all tend to have their own bits of advice scattered throughout the internet.

I’ve taken the liberty of making another one of my epic lists in order to guide you to the bests blogs on how to write better, all of them written by the best writers:

Ursela K. Le Guin

…wants you to get rid of writing rules. (And so do I.)

George R. R. Martin

…wants you to read a lot, write a lot, and start with short stories.

Neil Gaiman

…says you should finish the work, submit it, meet editors, and read McCloud.

John Grisham

…wants you to know the 10 Commandments of thriller writers.

Stephen Pressfield

…wants you to detatch yourself from everybody in order to properly kill off characters.

J.K. Rowling

…wants you to write for grown ups by realizing that no one has to read your book or know your characters exist.

Noam Chomsky

…wants you to think of language as having “phrase structures” and to realize that all sentences break down into a handful of simpler sentences.

Nicholas Sparks

…wants you to know that writing is painful.

Jeff Goins

…wants you to build an audience of 100,000 in 18 months.

Hugh Howey

…wants you to work harder than anyone else.

Joanna Penn

…wants you to relish in the importance of character while plotting your novel.

Maria Popova

…wants you to know that totalitarian regimes use loneliness and isolation as a means for oppressing people.

Brandon Sanderson and Mary Robinette Kowal

…want you to get rid of excuses.

Stephen King

…wants you to just read On Writing.

Jody Hedlund

…has 6 things she tells herself the moment she finishes writing a book.

J.A. Konrath

…ran an experiment to see if pushing preorders works well.

Amy Leigh Simpson

…wants to help you push through the weariness of winter in your wordcount.

Tara Lazaar

…wants you to help teach others to learn to write by teaching them to learn to read.

Dave King

…wants you to dive into writer’s block.

Chuck Wendig

…wants you to create art and make cool stuff in times of trouble. 

Jane Friedman

…hopes you understand these 5 marketing models for self-publishing success.

Jerry Jenkins

…thinks your backstory is better than flashback.

Jeff Goins

…wants your crappy first draft to be usable.

Patrick Rothfuss

…wants you to live on the cheap.

Have a favorite blog post from the best writers on how to write better?

Drop it into the comments and I’ll add it to the list!

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