12 Inspirational Writing Tips From History’s Greatest Authors

1) William Allen White – Journalist/News Editor “Substitute damn every time you’re inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” Though often mistakenly referenced as a quote by Mark Twain, White knows that adverbs can be dangerous if used overbearingly (see what I did there?). Very and similar words […]

via 12 Inspirational Writing Tips From History’s Greatest Authors — A NOT SO JADED LIFE

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3 thoughts on “12 Inspirational Writing Tips From History’s Greatest Authors

  1. I really like the Neil Gaiman one. I think if you’re going to break a rule, break it firmly and completely — don’t try to sneak it in, hoping nobody will catch you.

    I was just watching The Hateful Eight (again), and I noticed that in the early scenes Tarantino repeatedly (and I’m sure deliberately) breaks the 360-Degree Rule.

    The horses go from left to right across the screen. The next time we see the horses, they’re going right to left.

    He does it more than once, so you know it’s not an accident. 🙂

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