Great! There's an anthology of essays addressing this age-long question, Why We Write
. And the essays are by 20 successful writers discussing why and how they go about their work; edited by Meredith Maran.
published an excerpt by Jodi Picoult
"Jodi Picoult’s Wisdom for Writers:
- Take a writing course. It’s how you’ll learn to get and give feedback, and it’ll teach you to write on demand.
- There’s no magic bullet that’ll make you a success. If you
write because you want to be rich, you’re in the wrong business. Write
because you can’t not write, or don’t write at all.
- Write even when you don’t feel like writing. There is no
muse. It’s hard work. You can always edit a bad page, but you can’t edit
a blank page.
- Read. It’ll inspire you to write as well as the authors who came before you."
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