Thursday, May 21, 2015

Free writing advice

What most students don’t recognize about writing is that improvement can come only from within. As with playing a musical instrument: no one can make you play in tune if you’re not interested. If you are interested, a good teacher can show you what you’re doing right and point you toward ways to improve.

The most useful habit a writer can develop is practice — regularly writing something . The most useful ability is a good ear, being able to hear what’s right and what has to be made right.

The more I write, the more I revise.

[Found on a piece of paper. Perhaps the idea was to offer advice in three sentences, two, one.]

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