I wish I had a mentor. A published writer willing to walk alongside me in my journey to publication. Someone to answer my questions. Generous enough to share advice and steer me around pitfalls. It is my hope to be that kind of mentor one day.
In the meantime, I'm mentored by the novels I read, the books on craft I consume, and the workshops I attend. And thanks to the internet, there are even more writers I can learn from. Writers no longer alive, and writers I'll likely never meet.
Let me introduce you.
George Orwell. The author of Animal Farm shares six questions writers should ask themselves, and six rules writers should follow.
Ernest Hemingway. Check out this iconic author's five tips on writing well. Succinct and helpful.
Steven King. If you haven't read his book, On Writing, it needs to go on your list. In the meantime, here are seven tips for becoming a better writer from the book.
If you could ask a famous author a question, what would it be?